Spanakopita, Greek Spinach Pie

 I made this for my kids yesterday and they really liked it.  It is delectable and very easy to make.
 Defrost 3 lbs. of frozen spinach and squeeze out all of the water. Saute a diced onion in a bit of olive oil and add 4 minced garlic cloves. Set this aside to cool.  Crack 6 eggs into a bowl and add the zest of 3 lemons, 8 oz. crumbled feta cheese, 1/2 C. parmesan and salt and pepper.  Add 1/2 C. minced fresh dill. Stir this together and add the onion mixture.

 Place 8 sheets of phyllo in a buttered pan, brushing each sheet with butter as you stack them.  Add the spinach mixture and another 8 layers of phyllo, brushing each as you go along.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Score the top, cutting through into the spinach but not all the way to the bottom.

 Bake at 350 degrees for an hour until golden.

 Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve it with fresh lemon juice squeezed over it.  Make sure to add the lemon, it makes this dish.

Comments

Mystica said…
I've eaten this once only in Melbourne. No phyllo in my part of the world. Sounds so good.
Sol said…
excellent recipe! Will be trying this out on my family!
TARYTERRE said…
spinach pie is one of my favorite things in the whole world. this recipe looks delicious, indeed.
Diane S said…
This sounds delicious and we grow our own spinach :-) Yum Yum Have a good week Diane
This is a must do, I really like spinach. Too bad I don't grow any myself this year.

Have a great day!

Christer.
Jim said…
I recently got an update on my DNA testing that I am 36% Greek and when I saw this recipe I better understood why I have always LOVED Greek food!
Joyce, this looks delicious and you are right....it is easy to make. What if one used fresh spinach?
jaz@octoberfarm said…
hi jim! you sure can use fresh spinach. if you type spanakopita in my search bar, you will find a post where i made it with fresh. i just happened to have a bunch of frozen stuff in my freezer and that's why i used it.
Guillaume said…
Spanakopita is an old favourite of my wife and I. Especially on hot days. We made one not so long ago actually.
What a beautiful dish..Spinach is a favorite of mine.
Kay said…
You make the most delicious looking dishes! Wow!