Feta and Spinach Filo Pie

Filo or Phyllo?

I buy it as “Spring Roll Pastry” here in Germany, so I don’t know which spelling is more popular!

Feta and Spinach Filo Pie

This is rather delicious, and full of good greens! Use fresh young spinach if you can find some!

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g frozen spinach or fresh, washed and chopped
  • grated nutmeg and black pepper
  • 200g feta, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 sheets of filo pastry 10″ x 10″/25 x 25cm
  • Handful of pine nuts

SautΓ© the onion until soft, then add the garlic. If using fresh spinach add it to the pan and let it wilt, then remove from the heat. With frozen spinach, defrost it first, then add and cook through. Allow the mixture to cool a little. Season, stir in beaten egg and crumbled feta. Preheat oven to 200Β°C.

Lightly oil a deep pie dish (I use a pastry brush), and place one sheet of pastry in it. Brush the pastry lightly with oil and add another. They should slightly overlap each other and the dish too. Repeat with another five sheets (7 altogether). Now add half the spinach mixture. Layer another four sheets, brushing each with oil again, and add rest of spinach mixture. Sprinkle with a few pine nuts and place last filo sheet over the top. Now fold in the overlapping bits over the top of the pie. It can be as messy looking as you like! Sprinkle last pine nuts on top and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown and sizzling!

It serves 2-4 people, depending on whether you serve it alone or not. It’s good with salad, bread or new potatoes.

22 thoughts on “Feta and Spinach Filo Pie

    • You know, Greek/Turkish food is really popular here too! (Is that a Greek name you have? πŸ˜‰ )The Turkish also make little hand pies like this…

  1. This looks amazing! A few basic ingredients, and great instructions. I can hardly wait to give this one a go! Yummy. Thanks so much for sharing it. Cheers, Gina

    • I’ve had this as little hand pies before at a festival, but this big pie version is so much quicker to assemble, and nicer for a dinner! πŸ™‚

  2. This recipe looks a lot like our Torta Pasqualina, only instead of Feta Italians use ricotta (ricotta of sheep would be the best, but it is hard to find abroad…) and we put only one base of puff pastry. Gnammy! Mediterranean scents and flavors!

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