The famous Greek Spanakopita - Spinach Pie

Updated: Jan 26

Total duration, if you chose to make the Phyllo from scratch: 2.5 hours

Total duration, if you use ready-made Phyllo: 1 hour

Σπανακόπιτα- Greek Spinach Pie in the making

Ingredients

(for a round tray diameter 40cm, or a square oven tray 40 x 33 cm)


600gr fresh organic spinach

1x leek (optional)

6-8 organic spring onions

Herbs (the more the better!)

1x cup parsley

1/2 cup dill

1x mint

1/2 cup coriander

300gr organic Greek feta


Ingredients for homemade dough

400gr of organic white wheat flour

200gr of organic hard wheat flour

50ml LAI Organic Olive Oil

50ml tsipouro (optional)

1 tbsp Salt

300ml of lukewarm water



Procedure

Step 1: Making the homemade dough for the Phyllo layers

Mix the following ingredients all together till you form the dough and let it rest.






Note: Bake 1 Phyllo at 180 degrees in the oven for 5- 7min. We will need it when layering in Step 3.


Step 2: Making the spinach stuffing Wash and cut all the herbs, onions, leek (optional), and the spinach in big chunks. Then place them in a large bowl for mixing. Then add the grated feta. Then add 150ml of LAI Olive Oil.


Step 4: Layering and filling the Spanakopita

Place two Phyllo, diameter 3cm bigger than the diameter of the baking tray, as your base of the Spanakopita. In-between each Phyllo sprinkle olive oil.


Then place your baked layer (from Step 1) . We do this in order for the Spanakopita not to be soggy, because of the water loss of the spinach when baked in the oven.


Now add your spinach mix gently.


Next, add three more Phyllo, their diameter should not exceed the diameter of the baking tray.

Step 5: Folding the sides with LAI Olive Oil

After placing the one last Phyllo on top of the spinach stuffing, it is time to roll the sides.


Step 6: Oiling the top and cutting the pie in pieces

Step 7: Baking

After having the pie cut, place it in the oven at 200 degrees for 45 minutes.

Spanakopita before it goes in the oven
Spanakopita fresh out of the oven!


Enjoy!

Let us know how you liked our recipe, and feel free to share a photo of your Spanakopita masterpiece in the comments. :)





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