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Quick Appetizer: THRIVE Spinach Pies Spanakopita
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Quick easy appetizer with THRIVE Freeze Dried Spinach Pies Spanakopita
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg of phyllo pastry dough thawed at room temperature
  • 2 sticks melted butter
  • 2 cups THRIVE Freeze Dried Mozzarella
  • 2 cups Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 1 32 ounce container whole milk ricotta or homemade
  • 2 THRIVE whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups THRIVE Freeze Dried Spinach
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions/scallions
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon THRIVE salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare filling.
  3. Combine cheeses, beaten eggs,spinach, herbs, nutmeg, salt & pepper in bowl and set aside.
  4. Working quickly, lay out 3 layers of phyllo dough on work surface (floured counter top or large baking tray.)
  5. Covered unused phyllo with clean damp dish towel.
  6. Butter base layer and repeat until you have three layers.
  7. Cut phyllo into uniform rectangles, using rolling pastry cutter
  8. Place one tablespoon of filling per rectangle and fold as you would a flag.
  9. Butter top of pastry triangle.
  10. Place on buttered baking sheet.
  11. Repeat until you have used all sheets.
  12. Bake in hot oven 20-30 minutes until lightly browned.
  13. Makes about 40.
Notes
Any leftover filling can be saved for homemade ravioli, lasagna, or baked in pie shell like a quiche. Fresh herbs can be substituted with dry. No need to hydrate cheese or spinach separately.

 

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