Cheddar Cheese Filo Triangles

    1 hour

    This recipe makes enough for a party. Great finger food! They are traditonal Greek savoury pastries called Tiropetes. They can be prepared ahead of time, and frozen after folding the filo pastry into triangles.

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    Makes: 100 triangles

    • 50g butter, melted
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 450ml hot milk
    • 1 pinch salt and white pepper to taste
    • 450g frozen filo dough, thawed
    • 450g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 120g Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 225g butter, melted and divided
    • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the hot milk so that no lumps form. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens enough to coat a metal spoon. Season with salt and white pepper, remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
    2. When the sauce is cooled, stir in the feta cheese, egg yolks, Cheddar, 3 tablespoons melted butter and parsley.
    3. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Cut the sheets of filo dough into strips about 7.5cm wide. Use one stack at a time, covering the rest with a damp tea towel to keep them from drying out.
    4. Lay out one piece of filo at a time. Brush with butter, and place about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on one end. Fold one corner up to match the other edge. Continue folding in triangle shape until you reach the end of the strip. Place on a baking tray, and continue with the remaining strips of dough.
    5. The triangles can be frozen at this stage or baked for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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    These were great! I used the phyllo cups instead of the sheets, and they were a big hit. I will make these again. Using fresh parsley is a must. I also cut the serving size down considerably, and it worked out just fine. Thanks for the post happycooker03!  -  03 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These little cheese pies are delicious. Authentic taste of Greece, and fun to make! I made these for a work Christmas party and served tzatziki (also from this site) on the side. Everyone loved them - a great change from the same hors d'oeurves you see every year. Thanks for this treasure!  -  03 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe! We used to make these when I catered but I couldn't remember the amounts for each ingredient. Thanks for sharing this treasure. It is a sure hit with crowds! I always made in advance and froze to make a party less stressful.  -  06 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)