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    Appetizers Half-Moon Cheese Pies

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    Timothy J Higgins Eva's Note:

    These delicious Greek small pies, called Skaltsounakia, always dazzle people and are a favorite at every Meze table. In Crete where they are very popular there are several variations including one with a filling of sauteed wild greens.

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    pastry dough


    1. 1
      To make the pastry put the flour in a bowl and mix in the oil, butter and yogurt by hand. Cover and rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Meanwhile make the filling . Beat the egg lightly in a bowl . Crumble in the cheese then mix in the milk, mint, raisins and pine nuts.
    2. 2
      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the pastry into two pieces and cover one with clear film plastic rap or a dishtowel. Thinly roll out the remainder and cut out three inch rounds. Place a heaped teaspoon full of filling on each round and fold the pasty over to make a half moon shape.
    3. 3
      Press the edges to seal then place the pies on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pastry. Brush the pies with egg yolk and bake 20 minutes or until golden. Serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Appetizers Half-Moon Cheese Pies

    Serving Size: 1 (694 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 173.6
    Calories from Fat 83
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    Cholesterol 44.7 mg
    Sodium 425.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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    fresh mint

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