Crispy Greek-style pie

Crispy Greek-style pie

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(407 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A crispy pie that you can adapt for your needs, add chicken or keep it veggie. A good fail-safe for your repertoire

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal250
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.3g

Ingredients

  • 200g bag spinach leaves
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 175g jar sundried tomato in oil
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 125g filo pastry

Method

  1. 1 Put the spinach into a large pan. Pour over a couple tbsp water, then cook until just wilted. Tip into a sieve, leave to cool a little, then squeeze out any excess water and roughly chop. Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a bowl along with the spinach, feta and eggs. Mix well.

  2. Carefully unroll the filo pastry. Cover with some damp sheets of kitchen paper to stop it drying out. Take a sheet of pastry and brush liberally with some of the sundried tomato oil. Drape oil-side down in a 22cm loosebottomed cake tin so that some of the pastry hangs over the side. Brush oil on another piece of pastry and place in the tin, just a little further round. Keep placing the pastry pieces in the tin until you have roughly three layers, then spoon over the filling. Pull the sides into the middle, scrunch up and make sure the filling is covered. Brush with a little more oil.

  3. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Cook the pie for 30 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden brown. Remove from the cake tin, slice into wedges and serve with salad.

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peachy1984
7th Jun, 2020
4.05
We really enjoyed this - very easy and I can imagine adaptable to whatever you have to use up. I reduced the tomatoes after reading the comments re them being overpowering, added a little nutmeg and oregano and it was a hit with all the family.
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Boristhebeagle
14th Mar, 2020
4.05
Really like this, but cut back a bit on the sundried tomatoes. I also use greek style salad cheese, the genuine feta is a bit on the salty/tasty side for me otherwise. Don't know who worked out the calories though, I make it just over 400cal. per serving, assuming about 1 tbsp. of the oil is used. Update. Made this using roasted cherry tomatoes instead of sundried. I liked the 'fresher' more subtle taste of this. It also helped a lot with the calories and fat content, much healthier.
chocolategirlcg
3rd Feb, 2020
Easy to make, I didn't get enough water out of the spinach though. Also should have read the tips and put more feta & spinach and less tomatoes as it was a bit overly tomato-ey. Thanks to the reviewer who said it freezes & reheats well in the oven as that's my plan!! Would make again but with the above amends. Lots of lovely tips on here from the reviews!
homecooklondon
5th Oct, 2019
5.05
Fantastic veggie recipe! I added some green olives which worked well and serve with a green salad. Made a few times now. I also freeze any left overs and then reheat in oven. Highly recommend : )
lezla
4th Oct, 2019
5.05
Made today for lunch with the girls. Delicious! Used 320g spinach and 200g feta as previous reviews. Added some spring onions and toasted pine nuts and which gave it a great flavour and texture. Served with Greek salad. Yummy!!
slee1956
17th Feb, 2019
5.05
Very tasty! Made for the first time today. I used all of a 320gr pack of spinach, 200gr feta, a mix of sun-dried tomatoes & roasted red peppers (both from a jar) plus a small handful of toasted pine nuts & a good grinding of black pepper. My tin was slightly larger so had to lay a few extra filo sheets on top but worked perfectly. Yummy, even my 91 yr old dad loved it!
Katiemchugh000@...
27th Jan, 2019
5.05
Made twice now and love it. One pack of pastry is enough for two pies so i double everything. Can reheat next day for a couple mins in microwave then 10mins in oven to crisp. Last time I made I didn't have quite enough sundried tomatoes but I had a couple of bell peppers that needed using so I roasted them and added to the mix which was a lovely addition (and a good way to sneak extra veg into my kids) so will prob do again.
Katiepowell
12th Jan, 2019
4.05
GReat recipe, I make it time and time again. SOmetimes iadd very finely chopped onion and a bit of garlic, I always add a dash of nutmeg. It really lifts the flavour.
KPcb125
25th Mar, 2018
5.05
Have made this twice now - very easy and well received by the family.
snicka
10th Feb, 2018
5.05
A vegetarian recipe which doesn't require dozens of ingredients and which is easy, works and everyone likes. I did it exactly as recipe said and the flavour was good. Might experiment next time for variety not necessity. Why didn't I try this sooner? Will be my standby from now on.

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Shadow Flame
3rd May, 2020
1.05
What on Earth is 1/2 250g?? Why not say 125g?? But 125g of filo pastry is no where near enough. I am rather confused.
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lulu_grimes
5th May, 2020
Hello, This recipe was written in 2007 and the recipe style then was to state pack sizes so people knew what to shop for. I will ask for the measurement to be amended. This is not a huge pie so 125g is usually enough and you can freeze the remainder. I hope this helps. Lulu
desvmp
3rd Jul, 2019
Could you make this with glutton free puff pastry as I don't think you can get glutton free filo pastry?
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goodfoodteam
3rd Jul, 2019
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested this with gluten-free puff pastry but yes you would be able to use this as an alternative. We'd suggest rolling out a rectangle about 1/2 cm thickness or using a gluten-free puff pastry sheet, putting the filling along one side, leaving a border and then folding the other side over, brushing the edges with beaten egg to seal. Trim as necessary. We can't guarantee the filling quantities and one pack of the puff pastry will fit perfectly, you'll need to experiment a little. Brush the top with the egg and cook at 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 for 30 mins or according to the pack instructions until the pastry is well risen and a rich golden brown.
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Karen Marks
9th Jun, 2018
Do we think this can be frozen once cooked?! Makes a lot for just the two of us and could do with freezing for arrival of baby in a few weeks so we have some decent food !
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goodfoodteam
13th Jun, 2018
Thanks for your question - yes you can. And wishing you all the best with your new arrival!
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sarara123
20th Apr, 2017
Can you eat this cold? Would it work for a picnic?
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goodfoodteam
26th Apr, 2017
Absolutely! Make sure it's fully cooled, then cover it and put it into the fridge until ready to transport or eat. You can make it the day before if you like.
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sarara123
2nd May, 2017
Brilliant! Thanks
garden grown
15th Jun, 2016
When it says eggs, are these boiled eggs or raw eggs mixed in?

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Unicornmelli
28th Oct, 2017
4.05
Bought the ingredients for the recipe and started making... In the method it also includes chopped tomatoes (which aren't mentioned in the ingredient list! Be warned!) I used half the spinach and added two chicken breasts to the spinach\feta mix - tasted divine, used baby vine tomatoes which luckily I had in the fridge :-) only thing I would add is that 3 sheets of filo is not enough to keep the contents in underneath, maybe do an extra couple of sheets across the bottom :-D
bjpitts
27th Aug, 2013
5.05
A few tips based on my experiences with this recipe: 1. It's very important to squeeze the juice out of the briefly wilted and chopped spinach in my experience (despite what some of the comments say). Doing this properly prevents the flavour of the spinach overpowering the other ingredients and stops the pie's base from becoming soggy. 2. Raise the pie tin a few inches above the surface you're working on (place on an upturned bowl or something): you'll need the height because the filo pastry sheets have to be draped over the sides of the tin before the pie filling is added — the draped ends get folded over the top and brought together in the centre to seal the pie before baking. 3. Make sure you have a clean flat surface for preparing the filo sheets. It's a lot easier to lie them out fully unfolded and flat in a pile and prepare individually, brushing the top one with the sun-dried tomato oil each time before removing from the pile and arranging in the pie tin.
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