I’ve recently had some friends over and decided to make these delicious Greek Feta cheese pies with sesame seeds. They were gone in minutes! Imagine the salty cheese wrapped in crispy pastry, fresh from the oven, with crunchy sesame seeds sprinkled on top. It just can’t get any better. What makes this recipe so amazing is that it’s super easy to make and also very affordable. All ingredients can be found in your local supermarket. I normally buy the pastry to make my life easier. However, you can feel free to make your pastry from scratch.
So, let’s get this party started.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
- 400g feta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 600g shortcut pastry (2 packs)
- 4-5 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Start by preheating the oven at 180°C and take the shortcrust pastry out of the fridge.
- In a bowl, beat 1 egg, add in the feta cheese and mix using a fork. Once the feta cheese has crumbled & mixed well with the egg, add in 1 teaspoon of oregano for a fresher taste.
- Place the pastry on a wooden board base and cut it into squares – I got 6 squares per pack. The bigger the squares, the easier it is to fill them and then securely stick the edges together so that the filling won’t spill in the oven.
- Once you’re happy with the size of your pastry squares, start placing the mixture in the middle of each square. Then fold them over into triangles and stick the edges with a fork or even your fingers. Press well to make sure the mixture won’t come out.
- In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg and spread it generously over each pie using a brush.
- Add the sesame seeds on top of each pie and then place the tray in the oven, on the middle rack, uncovered.
- Leave them in the oven for about 30 minutes until they are nice and golden. Once they are done, take them out of the oven and do the exact same with your second batch of Feta Greek Cheese pies. Unless you have a giant tray/oven and you can fit them all in one go.
The reason I am using shortcrust pastry and not puff pastry is because the pies are more compact and less messy. The puff pastry is much softer but equally tasty, so it’s really up to you.
The Greek Feta Cheese Pies are great as appetizers, main dish with any possible dip that you can think of, or even for breakfast. Tip: If they do last for 2 days, make sure to place them in the oven/microwave for a few minutes before having them.
Store the Greek Feta Cheese Pies in the fridge and enjoy them with friends or family.