Greek Spinach and Cheese Pies Recipe

Greek Spinach and Cheese Pies Cooking Recipes

Ingredients :

15 ml


275 g

50 g



75 g

15 ml

olive oil

small onion, finely chopped

fresh spinach, stalks removed

butter, melted

sheets of filo pastry (about 45 x 25 cm or 18 x 10 in)


crumbled feta cheese

grated Parmesan cheese

salt and black pepper

a good pinch of grated nutmeg

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and fry gently for 5 - 6 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the spinach leaves and cook, stirring, until the spinach has wilted and some of the liquid evaporated.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Brush four 10 cm or 4 in diameter loose based tartlet tins with a little melted butter.
  6. Take two sheets of the filo pastry and cut each into eight 11 cm or 41/2 in squares.
  7. Keep the remaining sheets covered.
  8. Brush four squares at a time with melted butter.
  9. Line the first tartlet tin with one square, gently easing it into the base and up the sides.
  10. Leave the edges overhanging.
  11. Lay the remaining three buttered squares on top of the first, turning them so the corners form a star shape.
  12. Repeat for the remaining tartlet tins.
  13. Beat the egg with the nutmeg and seasoning, then stir in the cheeses and spinach.
  14. Divide the mixture between the tins and level smooth.
  15. Fold the over hanging pastry back over the filling.
  16. Cut one of the remaining sheets of pastry into eight 10 cm or 4 in rounds.
  17. Brush with butter and place two on top of each tartlet.
  18. Press around the edges to seal.
  19. Brush the remaining sheet of pastry with butter and cut into strips.
  20. Gently twist each strip and lay on top of the tartlets.
  21. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then bake for about 30 - 35 minutes, until golden.
  22. Serve hot or cold.

Makes 4

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