Tyropita Greek Cheese Pies

Appetizers / Snacks

Tyropita Greek Cheese Pies

Tyropita are Greek phyllo hand-pies filled with a mixture of soft cheese and egg, with pine nuts for a little something special. This traditional food is easy to assemble once you get the hang of it, and makes a great appetizer — or even breakfast.


24 pies

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Test Kitchen Tip

You’ll have more ghee than needed for this recipe. That’s a good thing. You don’t want to run out while you’re assembling!


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Combine feta, ricotta, Parmesan, and pine nuts; season with salt. Stir in eggs until combined.

Warm ghee in microwave just until liquefied (but not hot). Unroll phyllo sheets; cover with plastic wrap and a damp towel.

Place one phyllo sheet on a cutting board; brush with ghee. Top sheet with 2 more sheets, brushing each with ghee.

Cut phyllo stack into thirds, lengthwise (about 3×14). Place 1 Tbsp. feta mixture about one inch from end of each phyllo strip; fold one corner of strip diagonally, over filling, to the opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue folding strips, like a flag, until all strips folded; transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cover pies with plastic wrap while repeating procedure with remaining sheets, ghee, and remaining filling.

Brush tops of pies with ghee.

Bake pies until puffed and golden brown, 1215 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per pie

Calories: 197

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 21%

Saturated Fat 8g 40%

Cholesterol 49mg 16%

Sodium 247mg 10%

Carbs 11g 3%

Protein 6g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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