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Cheese Boereg Recipe

Cheese Boereg Recipe

The rich-tasting filling of this appetizer is made with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, then baked between buttery layered dough.—Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella or Muenster cheese
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough (18 inches x 14 inches)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, egg white, ricotta and parsley. Stir in mozzarella cheese; set aside.
  • 2. Unroll phyllo dough; cut the stack of sheets in half widthwise. Place one sheet of phyllo dough in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; brush with butter. Repeat nine times (keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap to avoid drying out).
  • 3. Spread cheese mixture evenly over top. Layer with remaining dough, brushing butter on every other sheet.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into triangles or squares. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 150 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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possumfran User ID: 2109119 44010
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Made for a large group of people and rated excellent by all."

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