Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This Greek cheese pie is best served warm. The amount of butter used is approximate--use enough to coat top of each sheet of phyllo. Unlike baklava or some other dishes made with phyllo, it is not sweet so I serve it as a side dish during the main course, rather than as a dessert. Very rich, so for most people it takes a relatively small portion to make one serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush an 8-inch square or 11 X 7-inch baking pan with melted butter.
  2. Lay 10 sheets of phyllo on bottom of pan, brushing each with melted butter as it is placed in the pan.
  3. Beat the eggs until thick and foamy.
  4. Add the cheese and beat well.
  5. Add 2 Tbs melted butter and milk.
  6. Add salt, if needed and beat again.
  7. Top with layers in order: half the egg-cheese mixture, 10 more sheets of phyllo, brushed with butter, the rest of egg-cheese mixture, and the last 10 sheets phyllo with butter.
  8. Trim any excess pastry from around the edge.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 1¼ hours.
  10. Cut into about 16 diamond-shaped pieces and serve warm.
Most Helpful

very good, I have made something similar to this in the past using ricotta cheese, with this recipe I combined the two together and also added in 2 cloves crushed garlic and lots of fresh ground black pepper, you could also make this into a sweet Tiropitta by adding in sugar and fresh berries, thanks for sharing echo, we enjoyed this!

Kittencal@recipezazz July 09, 2008

This sure is rich! But very good. I can think of all sorts of tasty subs, and additions such as mushrooms, herbs etc... I will be playing around with this recipe- Thnaks-Lois

Lois M October 25, 2004