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    Athena's Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Pie)

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    Member #610488's Note:

    This recipe is from a local Greek restaurant. You can freeze the spanakopita wrapped well in plastic wrap. Bake the spanakopita frozen and increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes.

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    Ingredients:

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    Phyllo

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place spinach and water in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl with large dinner plate. Microwave on high power until spinach is wilted and decreased in volume by half, about 5 minutes. Using potholders, remove bowl from microwave and keep covered, 1 minute. Carefully remove plate and transfer spinach to colander set in sink. Using back of rubber spatula, gently press spinach against colander to release excess liquid.
    2. 2
      Transfer spinach to cutting board and roughly chop. Transfer spinach to clean kitchen towel and squeeze to remove excess water. Place drained spinach in large bowl. Add remaining filling ingredients and mix. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. 3
      Using pastry brush, lightly brush 14 by 9-inch rectangle in center of parchment with melted butter to cover area same size as phyllo. Lay 1 phyllo sheet on buttered parchment, and brush thoroughly with melted butter. Repeat with 9 more phyllo sheets, brushing each with butter (you should have total of 10 layers of phyllo).
    4. 4
      Spread spinach mixture evenly over phyllo, leaving 1/4 inch border on all sides. Cover spinach with 6 more phyllo sheets, brushing each with butter and sprinkling each with about 2 tablespoons Pecorino cheese. Lay 2 more phyllo sheets on top, brushing each with butter (these layers should not be sprinkled with Pecorino).
    5. 5
      Working from center outward, use palms of your hands to compress layers and press out any air pockets. Using sharp knife, score pie through the top 3 layers of phyllo into 24 equal pieces. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    6. 6
      Bake until phyllo is golden and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes or up to 2 hours. Slide spanakopita, still on parchment, to cutting board. Cut into squares and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2013

      55

      I made this dish as part of a Greek buffet for a party and everyone liked it very much. I was surprised by the number of ingredients, but it actually comes together quickly. I will make this again. Thanks for posting a really good recipe.

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    • on July 21, 2013

      55

      I liked the addition of the mint and Parmesan cheese. Also, I normally don't use 2 eggs. They made the filling set up very nicely.

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    Nutritional Facts for Athena's Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Pie)

    Serving Size: 1 (200 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 491.1
     
    Calories from Fat 308
    62%
    Total Fat 34.3 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 21.0 g
    105%
    Cholesterol 164.3 mg
    54%
    Sodium 1219.8 mg
    50%
    Total Carbohydrate 28.8 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 18.8 g
    37%

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    Greek yogurt

    pecorino romano cheese

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