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Spinach Phyllo Bundles

Spanakopita is a Greek spinach pie made with phyllo dough. This appetizer version is always a hit at parties.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    28 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Pepper to taste
  • 20 sheets phyllo dough (14-inch x 9-inch sheet size)

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the spinach, feta cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, dill and pepper.
  • Melt remaining butter. Layer and brush five phyllo sheets with melted butter. (Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Cut buttered sheets lengthwise into 2-in. strips. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling at one end of each strip; fold into a triangle, as you would fold a flag.Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with butter. Repeat three times, using five sheets of phyllo each time.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Athenos phyllo dough. The phyllo sheets measure 18 in. x 14 in.
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  • XStine
    Jun 30, 2008

    The recipe says to cut buttered sheets "lengthwise," which to me means "along the length, or longest plane." But since the recipe states that it makes 28 appetizers (out of 4 stacks of phyllo), what is actually meant is, "Cut the buttered sheets into 2-inch strips along the 14-inch side" - so that seven strips are made from each stack!