Spinach Feta Pies
Author: Guava Rose
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Savory spinach and feta cheese wrapped in yogurt dough.
For the dough:
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2-3/4 c. unbleached all purpose flour + extra for rolling out dough
  • 2 T. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1-1/2 c. plain yogurt
  • 4 T. olive oil
For the filling:
  • 1 (10 oz) box frozen spinach, cooked per box directions, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 c. diced onions
  • 1 T. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 T. lemon juice
  • 6 T. unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • For the top:
  • 1 T. butter, melted
  1. For the dough: Whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix oil into yogurt in a small bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Loosely cover and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes.
  3. For the filling: Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium high heat. Add onions. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and slightly caramelized. Remove to a bowl and cool. Add remaining filling ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Making the pies: Cut the dough into 8 wedges to portion. Sprinkle dough lightly with a little extra all purpose flour, then roll each piece out on a floured surface into a 5-6' square or circle. Place ⅛th of the filling onto the middle of the rolled out dough. Lift up one side of the dough and pull it over the filling, matching the edge to the other side. Press edges down to seal. Repeat for each piece of dough.
  5. Use a knife to trim the edges of rectangular shaped pies to neaten them if desired. Use a cupped hand to shape the egdes of half moon shaped pies. Place pies onto greased baking sheet. Use the tines of a fork to press down all sealed pie edges, and also to prick the tops of each pie a few times. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes, until pies are golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter.
Recipe by Guava Rose at https://www.guavarose.com/2012/02/spinach-feta-pies-2/