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"Straight from Athens! Feta and Monterey Jack cheeses are mixed into a sauce with parsley and used to fill phyllo triangles in this delicious Greek appetizer."
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1 h servings 55
Original recipe yields 100 servings (100 pastries)


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  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the hot milk so that no lumps form. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens enough to coat a metal spoon. Season with salt and white pepper, remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. When the sauce is cooled, stir in the feta cheese, egg yolks, Monterey jack cheese, 3 tablespoons melted butter and parsley.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut the sheets of phyllo dough into strips about 3 inches wide. Use one stack at a time, covering the rest with a damp towel to keep them from drying out.
  4. Lay out one piece of phyllo at a time. Brush with butter, and place about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on one end. Fold one corner up to match the other edge. Continue folding in triangle shape until you reach the end of the strip. Place on a baking sheet, and continue with the remaining strips of dough.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. These can also be prepared ahead of time, and frozen after folding. Bake when ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 55 calories; 4.1 3 1.5 18 97 Full nutrition

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These were great! I used the phyllo cups instead of the sheets, and they were a big hit. I will make these again. Using fresh parsley is a must. I also cut the serving size down considerably,...

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Not sure that I loved these. Working with phyllo is really painstaking sometimes. I made these twice, once as a test run and the other as an appetizer for Easter. The second time I made these...

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These were great! I used the phyllo cups instead of the sheets, and they were a big hit. I will make these again. Using fresh parsley is a must. I also cut the serving size down considerably,...

These little cheese pies are delicious. Authentic taste of Greece, and fun to make! I made these for a work Christmas party and served tzatziki (also from this site) on the side. Everyone lov...

Great recipe! We used to make these when I catered but I couldn't remember the amounts for each ingredient. Thanks for sharing this treasure. It is a sure hit with crowds! I always made in a...

Absolutely fantastic!!! Adults and kids gobble them up. They are easy to make, but time consuming. Will try using the phyllo baskets next time and may prepare in advance and freeze (before bak...

this was fantastic! i used mozzarella instead of monterey jack, b/c i couldn't find it, and added about 1/4 cup parmesan b/c i was a few ounces short on the feta! i put the mixture in mini phy...

These came out fantastic! I made these for our annual Christmas Eve party and they were the first things to go. The only problem with them was that they leaked while baking, which is probably m...

I wasn't sure how these were going to come out at first but they were great. I used the phyllo cups instead and made the filling ahead of time and kept it in the frig until ready to cook. If you...

I was very happy with these little bites of joy! I added some leftover crumbled bacon and my husband could not stop eating them! Next time I may add pimientos or sliced black olives instead of...

It's been quite awhile since I made these. They are absolutely delicious!!! My 1 1/2 year old loved them too! Anytime you make something involving phyllo dough - it will take quite a bit of t...