Appetizers & Snacks

Spanakopita Triangles (Spinach Sorrel + Cheese Pies)

August 21, 2021
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Spanakopita—the buttery Greek comfort dish of flaky phyllo dough filled with cheese and greens, can be made as one large savory pie, or, folded up and baked into crispy little triangle hand pies as we’ve done. Although usually prepared with spinach, onion and feta cheese, in the Greek countryside lemony sorrel is sometimes a flavorful addition.  With a garden full of sorrel, I decided this recipe should include it. If you prefer, you can omit the sorrel and double up on the spinach. Either way, the result is delicious.

To fold the filling into the little triangular packets, you’ll follow several steps:

1. Cut the thawed phyllo pastry sheets into six stacks of  3″ x 14″ strips. Remove the top strip from the first stack; brush with butter and lay flat on clean surface. Place second strip on top of first and butter, creating a buttered two-strip stack.

2. Place a spoon of the filling onto the bottom left corner of the buttered-strip stack. Fold over to the right, creating a small triangle.



3. Flip and fold the triangle as if folding a flag to finish the triangular packet.

4. Place buttered triangle onto parchment lined sheet pan. Make and add the rest of the triangles and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes until deeply golden.

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