Hortopita Pie

June 14th, 2011 No Comments » Posted in recipes, Spring

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups minced fennel (about 1 large bulb)
  • 10 cup packaged fresh swiss chard (about 5 ounces)
  • 8 cups thinly sliced kale (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté 4 minutes. Add fennel; sauté 3 minutes. Remove onion mixture from pan; cool. Add swiss chard to pan; sauté 30 seconds or until chard wilts. Place in a colander, pressing until barely moist. Add kale to pan; sauté 30 seconds or until they wilt. Place kale in a colander, pressing until barely moist. Combine onion mixture, swiss chard, kale, feta, and next 5 ingredients (feta through black pepper) in a large bowl.
  • Working with 1 phyllo sheet at a time (cover the remaining dough to keep from drying), place 2 sheets in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Gently press sheets into bottom and sides of pan, allowing the ends to extend over edges of pan. Coat top sheet with cooking spray. Fold 1 sheet of phyllo in half crosswise; place on sheets in bottom of pan, and coat with cooking spray. Top with 1 sheet of phyllo, gently pressing sheet into the bottom and sides of pan; coat with cooking spray. Spread greens mixture evenly over top of phyllo. Fold a sheet of phyllo in half; gently press on the greens mixture in pan, and coat with cooking spray. Top with the remaining 3 sheets of phyllo, coating each with cooking spray. Cut ends extending over pan. Fold edges of phyllo to form a rim; flatten rim with fork. Cut 4 slits with a sharp knife in top of phyllo. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.
  • NOTE:  If you don’t want to mess with the phyllo dough, any pizza dough thinly rolled out and used for a bottom and top layer, will work just as well!