Tiropitakia (Little Cheese Pies)

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 48 pies




  • Crumble or mash the feta cheese with a fork.
  • Add the grated cheese, parsley, eggs and pepper.
  • Cut pastry sheets in strips about 2x12 inches.
  • Stack them one on top of the other to prevent From drying.
  • Brush a strip of phyllo with melted butter, lay another strip on top and brush that one with butter too.
  • Put one teaspoon of the filling on the short end of the strip, facing you, and fold over one corner to make a triangle.
  • Continue folding pastry strip from side to side in the shape of a triangle until the entire pastry strip covers the filling. (Remember how we were taught to fold a flag into a triangular shape? Think of that as you keep folding the dough over. You should have a nice, neat, triangular packet.)
  • Proceed in this manner with remaining pastry strips and filling until all are used.
  • Put"tiropitakia" on a buttered baking sheet, brush generously with melted butter and bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve hot.
  • You can also make these ahead, put on a baking sheet and freeze, unbaked. When frozen, just keep them in a ziploc bag and you can have tiropitakia at a moment's notice. Just add 5 more minutes to the baking time if you're using frozen ones.