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Greek cheese pie turnovers - Tiropitaria

Greek cheese pie turnovers - Tiropitaria


  • To prepare the dough, beat the ingredients for the dough in a mixer with the hook attachment, until it comes together like a ball, completely pulling back from the sides of the bowl.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for ½ so it can rest.
  • When ready, divide the dough in to 8 pieces and roll out each one in to a thin sheet.
  • To make the filling, combine the cheese, yogurt, egg and some pepper in a bowl.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon of the filling to each sheet of dough. Spread it over the dough, leaving an empty space in the middle of each sheet.
  • Add an egg yolk in that empty space on each sheet of phyllo.
  • Brush the edges of the phyllo with some water.
  • Imagine each sheet of phyllo divided in to 3 pieces.
  • Fold the left third over the middle one and the right third over both.
  • Fold the top and bottom of the phyllo inwards 2 cm, to complete the turnover.
  • Fill a pan with olive oil, 0.5 cm high and heat.
  • Add the turnovers to the pan and fry until golden and crunchy.
  • You don’t want the egg yolks to harden. You want them to be “sunny side up” so that the yolk breaks open when cutting and serving.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
28 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
46 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
18 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
35 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
38 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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