How to make it

  • 350 oven
  • Thaw spinach and squeeze dry
  • Chop scallions in food processor, must be chopped fine
  • Cut feta into pieces and put through processor
  • In a large bowl mix scallions, feta cheese, cottage cheese, spinach and eggs until well blended
  • While you are doing this let filo come to room temperature, about 1/2 hour or so
  • Melt the butter
  • In a 13x9x2 1/2 roasting pan use a brush and generously butter the pan, bottom and sides
  • Take 6 to 7 sheets of filo and line bottom of pan making sure to cover completely by overlapping if necessary
  • Brush filo generously with butter
  • Spread first layer of spinach mixture and cover the dough
  • repeat with 5 layers of filo, butter and mixture until everything is used up.
  • Last layer should be about 7 sheets of dough, use broken pieces if necessary and butter dough generously.
  • All the butter should be used up during this process, it is the key to this dough
  • Take your brush and go around the pie and smooth all the rough edges
  • Place in preheated 350 oven and bake 1 1/2 hours or until dark golden brown
  • Cool about 2 hours before cutting
  • Make 10 slits in pie all the way to the bottom when cooling

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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    I love this recipe... the only time I've ever had it was from one of the local Ya-Ya's Chicken. One of my friends (r.i.p.) from Macedonia, who loved my coney sauce, had a niece who gave me the recipe for phyllo and for banitsa, which I think is quite similar. Anyway, I digress...

    Thanks for a wonderful offering, and a ^5 to you!
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  • debra47 10 years ago
    Made spanakopita many years ago and not sure what happened to my recipe. Your recipe looks quite similar to what I had made back then. Will have to try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    This is one of my favorites - soooo delicious! Thanks! =)
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