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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    BonnieZ's Note:

    This takes a long time but is worth it.

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    1. 1
      Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese at high speed until light and fluffy.
    2. 2
      Lower the speed and add the ricotta, cottage cheese, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and the nutmeg.
    3. 3
      Beat for 1 minute at high speed, then set aside while you prepare the phyllo.
    4. 4
      Lay the phyllo flat on a table and keep covered with a damp towel over waxed paper or plastic wrap.
    5. 5
      By stacking 4 sheets, form a base of 15 x 18 inches, brushing the top of each sheet with melted butter as you stack them.
    6. 6
      Then lay 2 sheets at right angles over the center, using the "base" as a diamond, not a square, brushing the center of each with butter.
    7. 7
      Divide the filling into 3 parts and spread one part over the phyllo to form a 7-inch square.
    8. 8
      Set the rest of the filling aside.
    9. 9
      Fold the top phyllo sheet over the cheese and brush with butter, and continue folding the phyllo over the cheese to make a square, brushing each time with butter.
    10. 10
      With a wide spatula, lift the bougatsa and invert onto a cookie sheet.
    11. 11
      Brush the top with butter and set aside.
    12. 12
      Repeat with the remaining phyllo, filling until all 3 square pies are folded.
    13. 13
      Bake in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until the phyllo puffs up and turns a golden chestnut color.
    14. 14
      Cut into small squares and sprinkle with additional sugar.
    15. 15
      Serve piping hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2011


      Sounds like a TIROPITA not Bougatsa. There is a lot of cheese in this recipe and the bougatsa recipe doesn't call for any of these cheese ingredients at all.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bougatsa

    Serving Size: 1 (198 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 481.7
    Calories from Fat 302
    Total Fat 33.6 g
    Saturated Fat 19.1 g
    Cholesterol 100.3 mg
    Sodium 652.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 17.5 g

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