Boreks (Turkish Appetizers)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Boreks are little stuffed pasties from Turkey. These are easy to make and great for appetizers. These can be served hot or room temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, blend the feta and mozzarella cheese with the beaten eggs. Add the chopped herbs, season with pepper and nutmeg and stir well to mix.
  2. Cut the sheets of pastry into four rectangular strips approximately 3 inches wide. Cover all but one or two strips with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
  3. Brush on strip of pastry at a time with a little melted butter. Place 1 teaspoon filling at the bottom edge. Fold one corner over the filling to make a triangle shape. Continue folding the pastry over itself until you get to the end of the strip. Keep making triangles until all the mixture is used up.
  4. Place the boreks on a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

Lordy, Lordy, but I love this site. I have been looking for this recipe for DECADES, literally. These are the greatest little finger foods on the planet! Thank you so much for posting! Although, I don't use the mint. Can't stand the stuff. All I could remember is that I knew they had feta in them, but was too mild to actually be feta by itself.

Sage0925 May 15, 2011

WOW, I could not believe how easy and fantastic this recipe was! I LOVE borek and always envied my Turkish friends, who knew how to make it at home. Well, your recipe came to my rescue, cause now I can make borek myself. Im so happy that you posted this wonderful recipe! The boreks turned out very flaky on the outside with a nice thick-creamy cheese parsley center. The taste was just like at my Turkish friends' house. Sooooooo good! I sprinkled the tops with sesame seeds mainly for the look, but it tasted nice, too. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, that I will definitely make again! Made and reviewed for Photo Tag Game May 2010.

Lalaloula May 16, 2010

Wonderful! I froze these so they are always ready when I need a great appetizer. Just allow a little extra baking time if frozen.

eiden3 August 06, 2009