Baked Brie Spanakopita

10 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofGeoffrey Zakarian

Total: 1 hr Cook: 25 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup thawed frozen spinach, squeezed of excess water using a clean towel
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese 
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • One 12- to 14-ounce wheel Brie cheese 
  • 3 frozen phyllo dough sheets (18 by 14 inches), thawed 
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Combine the spinach, feta, ricotta, scallions, parsley and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cut the Brie in half through the equator. Place the filling in the center of the cheese and top with the other half.

  • Lay 1 sheet of phyllo onto a work surface and brush with butter. Lay another sheet down and turn it slightly, keeping the center point. Brush with butter. Repeat to make a complete wheel with the last sheet. Brush with butter. Place the cheese wheel in the center of the phyllo and wrap the phyllo, twisting the top vertically. Some pieces may crumble.

  • Brush with more butter and transfer to a roasting rack on a baking sheet. Bake until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Allow to rest on a cooling rack for another 15 minutes before serving.

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10 Ratings

Karen C.
Sorry GZ, I cannot give this a high rating.  Made it for New Years Eve following the recipe exactly.  There was WAY too much garlic in it.  I believe one clove would have been sufficient.  Other than that, the brie kind of disappeared so it wasn't very gooey.  And I must say that working with the phyllo dough was a real challenge.<br /> See All Reviews Post Review

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