Spanakopita (Feta and Spinach Filo Pie)
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Serves: 4
  • 400g fresh parsley
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 150/200g feta
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 3 tbpsn greek yoghurt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3 shallots (peeled and finely sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • Small slice of butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/ pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4.
  2. In a large fying pan add a dash of olive oil and then the shallots and garlic. Cook on a medium heat for around 5 mins until the onions start to soften.
  3. During this time toast the pine nuts for just a couple of mins in a small frying pan. Once done add them to a large mixing bow.
  4. Add the butter to the pan with the onions and garlic and then add the spinach. Stir regularly for just 1-2 mins until the spinach starts to slightly wilt. Then pour the contents into the large mixing bowl with the pine nuts.
  5. Take the feta and crumble it into the mixing bowl. Then add the crème fraîche, greek yoghurt and lemon juice and mix everything until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the ingredients into an oven/ pie dish. Then take a layer of feta and gently scrunch over the filling. Repeat with all the layers and then brush with the beaten egg.
  7. Place in the oven for around 25 mins until the pastry is golden and crisp.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at