{recipe} Spanakopita - the 3 Pickles way

This is my "skippy" twist on the traditional Greek Spanakopita (Spinach and Cheese Pie).
Traditionally made with filo pastry (lots of butter) feta and spinach. In my version I use silverbeet (I'm told by my American friends that this is also known as Swiss Chard) as it grows in abundance in our garden. I sometimes use the filo, but today, I used regular, ready rolled puff pastry. For the cheese I used an Australia feta and fresh ricotta, but you can use any type you like. It's very quick and easy to make. My measurements are general guides, as I see this recipe as "a bit of this and a bit of that".

3 Pickles Spanakopita
1 Bunch of silverbeet (Swiss Chard), washed, chopped and steamed
200g (about 7oz) Australia feta
150g(about 5oz)fresh ricotta
3 eggs
1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry, partially thawed (I used Woolworths Homebrand)
Pre-heat oven to hot (about 200 C) or (400 F) After steaming silverbeet, allow to cool. Drain off any excess liquid.
Mix all ingredients (except puff pastry) together in a large bowl, making sure to breakup big lumps of cheese. 
Divide mixture and spoon down the centre of pastry sheets.

Fold over long sides

Spray with olive oil or brush with a little milk.

Place on baking sheets that have been lined with baking paper. And bake for about 20 - 30 mins till golden and puffy. Times will vary with different ovens, but you can see when they're ready by the golden colour.
Let cool for a while and so the egg sets.

Slice, serve and enjoy.

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  1. I'm anxious to try this recipe - we have a theme park in the nearby Missouri Ozarks that serves this treat at their International Festival -- I love it. Thanks for posting it.

    Linda from Oklahoma

  2. Thanks Linda, let me know how it turned out!
    x Marnie

  3. Yum! I'm going to try this! :-} Thanks!

  4. I looks so easy to make and yummy...I will try it next week...thanks for sharing:)


  5. Oh this looks so good! I love spanakopita, and order it whenever I'm at a greek restaurant. I will definately be trying this! Thanks for linking up!


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