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An Eastern European delicacy. Probably one of the most loved foods from the Balkans. There are two ways to create burek: with homemade dough or with phyllo dough (pre-made store-bought). In this recipe we will be using the pre-made phyllo dough. You can put potatoes, meat, spinach, boiled cabbage, or feta cheese inside! This one will be with feta cheese. Truly a tasty meal! And very easy to make! Eat with yogurt for authenticity.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr 10 mins
30 mins
6 burek


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet lightly.

  • Mix feta cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and eggs together in a bowl. Whisk milk and oil together in a small bowl.

  • Brush milk-oil mixture over 3 sheets of phyllo dough and stack together. Place some of the cheese mixture in a straight line on one end of the dough. Roll up tightly to form a spiral shape. Transfer spiral to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining milk-oil mixture, phyllo dough, and cheese mixture.

  • Bake burek in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Although it is good to be generous, in this case a decent amount goes a long way: feta cheese is salty so apply moderately.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of milk and oil. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

774 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 26.5g; fat 66.2g; cholesterol 145.7mg; sodium 916.6mg. Full Nutrition