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5 from 4 votes

Greek Snail Shaped Cheese Pie Recipe With Feta, Yogurt And Béchamel Cream Filling

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Keyword: cheese, feta, filo
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 483kcal

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 65 grams sunflower oil
  • 100 grams all purpose flour
  • 400 grams milk
  • 65 grams greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 200 grams Greek feta cheese
  • 20 grams Gruyère cheese grated

For the pie:

  • 1 pack 450 grams phyllo pastry sheets
  • 60 grams sunflower oil for greasing
  • a splash of olive oil for greasing

Instructions

For the filling:

  • In a medium sauce pan whisk together the 65 grams of sunflower oil with the flour.
    Bechamel Cream Base
  • Heat over medium heat by whisking constantly.
  • Once the flour gets a nice golden color , add the milk slowly.
  • Continue whisking until you have a nice thick cream. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
    Thick Bechamel Cream
  • Mix in the yogurt, egg, feta and Gruyère cheese.
    Crumbled Feta Cheese

For the pie:

  • Preheat oven to 210°C/410°F. Lay open the phyllo sheets on your working surface.
  • Grease a 10- inch round pan with a good splash of olive oil.
  • Take one phyllo sheet and lay it flat. Grease with sunflower oil, using a pastry brush. Spread lengthwise a 1cm thick line of the filling. (Leave a 1cm empty space on each end of the phyllo so the filling won't come out when rolling)
    Grease Phyllo Pastry Sheet
  • Start rolling the phyllo gently, towards it's other end.
    How To Make A Spiral Snail Greek Cheese Pie
  • Add the 1st phyllo roll into the outer side of the pan. Press softly so it will fit exactly to the walls of the pan.
    Spiral Greek Cheese Pie
  • Continue the same process until you fill the pan. (NOTE: every time you add a new phyllo roll into the pan, make sure to secure it's ending under the previous phyllo roll)
    Making A Spiral Greek Cheese Pie
  • Grease with sunflower oil. With a toothpick prick the pie all around so the steam will be able to come out while baking and not the filling.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 210°C/410°F.
  • Reduce heat to 180°C/356°F and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
  • Shake the pan to make sure the pie is cooked at the bottom (shouldn't stick to the pan).
    Greek Cheese Pie With Crispy Phyllo

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g