Tiropita or Greek cheese pastries Recipe
Tiropita or Greek cheese pastries
Flavors of Greece
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Tiropita are delicious little parcels of phyllo pastry, with a tasty filling of feta cheese.

They are almost always included on a meze platter. You can have them as a daytime snack, with a salad for a light meal, or as finger food in a cocktail party.

For 24 to 30 tiropita

- 8 - 10 sheets phyllo pastry
- 70 - 90 g (5-6 Tbsp.) butter, melted

- 200 g (7 oz.) feta cheese, crumbled
- 200 g (7 oz.) fresh ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ground black pepper
- pinch of ground nutmeg
  1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Stack the phyllo sheets on top of each other and cut into 3 strips, lengthwise.
  3. Prepare and grease a large baking tray.
  4. Taking one strip of phyllo at a time, brush it with the melted butter, then place 1 or 2 teaspoons of filling on the pastry at one end.
  5. Taking one corner, fold it over diagonally to create a triangle shape. Keep folding it back and forth, diagonally along the strip. You will find the filling has become enclosed in a triangle shaped envelope.
  6. Place the cheese pie on the baking tray with the loose end underneath. Repeat for all other pies.
  7. Brush the tops of the pies with the melted butter. Spinkle with few drops of water.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until light golden – 180 °C / 350 °F. Serve warm.
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