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    Tiropitakia (Miniature Greek Cheese Pies)

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    Small cheese pies to be served as a snack or hors d'ouevre.

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    For the Pastry

    For the Filling


    1. 1
      Remove the filo pastry from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature about 1 hour.
    2. 2
      Make the filling by mashing the feta until it crumbles.
    3. 3
      Add to this the eggs, Emmenthal cheese, ricotta, parsley, mint and pepper and blend well.
    4. 4
      Cut each filo leaf into a strip 6 x 12" (15 x 30 cm).
    5. 5
      Brush each leaf with the melted butter.
    6. 6
      Fold the leaves in half lengthwise making strips 3 x l1" (6 x 30 cm).
    7. 7
      Again brush with butter and place 1 Tbsp.
    8. 8
      of the filling at the bottom of each leaf.
    9. 9
      Fold over to form a triangle (like you were folding a flag) and continue folding until the strip is completed.
    10. 10
      Repeat with each of the strips and place the completed triangles on a well greased cookie sheet.
    11. 11
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    12. 12
      Brush the tops of each triangle with butter and then with a mixture of the egg yolk and 2 Tbsp of water.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle over with the sesame seeds and bake in a medium oven until the pastries are golden brown and flaky (about 20- 30 minutes).
    14. 14
      Serve hot or cool.
    15. 15
      Yields 16- 24 pastries.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 17, 2004


      Truly excellent! I doubled the recipe to use my whole pack of filo and have frozen 2/3rds. The texture of the filling was glorious. I used ricotta, swiss cheese and Australian Feta. I forgot the parsley and mint, but I cannot imagine these being any better really! We had these for dinner with veggies, but I can imagine them at a cocktail party, so cute and elegant.

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    • on June 27, 2011


      Tasted great, but definately a labor of love type food! Made it for DH...a memory food. I told him next time he wanted these he'd have to go to buy them...LOL! Thanks!

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    • on March 22, 2009


      I made them last night to used up my cottage cheese and phyllo, but then WOW.... I wasn't expecting a great recipe such as this. My boyfriend who is a cheese lover was so delightful by the crispiness of the phyllo and with the right combination of cheese and the mint, plus the sesame. Thanks you so much for sharing this. My only question is ..can I reheat it after a day or two of storing in the fridge? Will it affect the texture of the phyllo?

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    Nutritional Facts for Tiropitakia (Miniature Greek Cheese Pies)

    Serving Size: 1 (797 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 182.4
    Calories from Fat 130
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    Cholesterol 64.4 mg
    Sodium 213.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 4.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    emmenthaler cheese

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