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Spinach & Feta Spanakopita

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min

Makes 24 pastries.

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ingredients

1
tbsp butter
1
medium onion, diced
1
garlic clove, minced
2
tsp finely grated lemon zest
1
package frozen chopped spinach
1
cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper
8
sheets frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
½
cup unsalted butter, melted
1
egg, whisked with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water, for brushing
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directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC) and line 1-2 baking trays with parchment paper.

Step 2

Heat a sauté pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the onion and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and lemon zest. Squeeze out the thawed spinach well and add to the pan, stirring well to break it down, and stir to warm it through. Spoon the spinach into a bowl, stir in the feta and season to taste.

Step 3

Lay out a sheet of phyllo and brush evenly with the melted butter. Place a second sheet of phyllo on top and brush it with butter. With a knife or pastry wheel cut the pastry into 6 strips, starting from a long side. Spoon a little of the filling at the base of each strip. Fold the phyllo strips into triangles starting at the end with the filling, sealing in the filling as you fold up each triangle. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets and filling. Brush the pastries with eggwash and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Serve the pastries warm. Alternatively, the pastries can be assembled and chilled until ready to bake.

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