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    Bougatsa (Cheese Filled Filo Pastry)

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    40 mins

    Member #610488's Note:

    This recipe is from the Greek town of Ioannina. It can be made ahead and served cold or can be assembled up to 8 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator until 1 hour before serving time. When ready, bake and serve.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, combine the cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat with a mixer till creamy smooth.
    2. 2
      Brush the bottom of a 10x14x2 inch baking pan or dish with the butter. Have ready the filo sheets, keeping them covered with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. Lay a filo sheet in the bottom of the pan and brush with butter. Repeat, brushing with butter, 5 more times.
    3. 3
      Pour the filling mixture over the stacked and buttered filo sheets. Drizzle the filling with a little melted butter, then layer 5 more filo sheets on top, again brushing each sheet.
    4. 4
      Cover the pan and refrigerate until the butter firms up. Can be pre-assembled up to this point.
    5. 5
      Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    6. 6
      With a sharp knife, score the surface of the pastry through the top 5 sheets of filo dough into 10 diamonds or rectangles. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer pastry to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut along the score marks and finish allowing to cool until warm or to room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bougatsa (Cheese Filled Filo Pastry)

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.4
    Calories from Fat 118
    Total Fat 13.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 136.0 mg
    Sodium 135.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 30.1 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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