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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach & Cheese Pie)

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Greek's traditional pastry filled with cheese and spinach.



Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients
500g baby spinach leaves, blanched
250g ricotta cheese
100g feta cheese, crumbled
4 eggs, lightly beaten
8 filo pastry
olive oil

Method
Preheat the oven to 180C fan-forced.

Mix the blanched spinach leaves, cheeses and eggs in a bowl. Season with black pepper.



Brush a rectangular baking pan with olive oil. Place 1 sheet filo pastry, brush with olive oil. Place another sheet of filo pastry, brush with olive oil. Repeat with 2 more layers of filo pastry. Pour in the spinach and cheese mixture, spread evenly with a spoon.



Top with 2 layers of filo pastry, brush each layer with olive oil. Scrunch up the remaining 2 filo pastry, place over the top, brush with olive oil.



Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until pie is set and top is golden and crispy.



Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with salad leaves.



Categories
#Greek
#Pie
#Pastry
#Filo
#Cheese
#Spinach
#Feta
#Ricotta
#Baked
#Easy
#Simple
#Family
#Kids
#Party
#Brunch
#Lunch
#Dinner
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