Cheese Borek

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The usual filling is feta cheese; this version calls for smoked Gouda and Emmenthal. If you have never worked with phyllo before, know that it is very fragile and must be kept covered or it will dry out very quickly. This is labor-intensive, but worth it. I like to divide the filling ahead of time into 48 equal little portions to ensure that all the borek are uniform in size. This may be made a day before they are baked, and stored covered in the refrigerator.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
48 stuffed triangles

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

  • 6 ounces Emmentaler cheese, finely shredded

  • 12 sheets phyllo dough

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, parsley, garlic and crushed red pepper. Mix in Gouda and Emmentaler.

  2. One sheet at a time, place phyllo dough on a flat surface and brush with about 1 tablespoon butter. Cut lengthwise into 4 strips. Place a rounded teaspoon of the egg mixture at one end of each strip. Fold corner of strip over the filling, forming a triangular fold. Continue folding the length of the strip in triangular folds to form a small stuffed triangle. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a large baking sheet.

  4. Arrange stuffed phyllo triangles in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
25g Fat
8g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.