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Greek Old Rag Pie – Patsavouropita

Greek Old Rag Pie Patsavouropita

The Art of Crafting Patsavouropita

Unveiling the secrets behind the revered Greek Old Rag Pie, or Patsavouropita, takes us on a journey through time and tradition. Passed down through generations, this dish encapsulates the essence of Greek culinary heritage, promising a delightful adventure for your taste buds.

Essential Ingredients: A Mélange of Mediterranean Flavors

Crafting the perfect Patsavouropita requires a careful selection of ingredients, each contributing to the symphony of Mediterranean flavors. Dive into the harmony of cheeses – feta, mozzarella, and cheddar, blending seamlessly with eggs, milk, and a touch of sunflower oil to create a truly authentic taste.

Mastering the Technique: From Phyllo to Oven

Achieving the signature crispness of Patsavouropita involves a dance of phyllo sheets. Learn the art of layering, brushing with seed oil, and crumpling, building the foundation for a textural masterpiece. Explore the magic behind the flavorful filling, where ham, feta cheese, and more come together in perfect union.

Baking Brilliance: Bringing Patsavouropita to Life

As your kitchen transforms into a culinary haven, preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F) to bake this masterpiece. Follow the recommended time of 40-50 minutes, allowing the aromas to waft through your home. With a golden-brown crust and a tantalizing aroma, your Greek Old Rag Pie is ready to be savored and shared.

Greek Old Rag Pie - Patsavouropita

Greek Old Rag Pie – Patsavouropita

Recipe by George Zolis
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Embark on a culinary journey with our Greek Old Rag Pie recipe. From the delicate dance of phyllo sheets to the blend of feta, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses, every layer unfolds a story of Mediterranean tradition. Elevate your cooking with this timeless dish, where each bite promises a symphony of flavors and a connection to the rich culinary heritage of Greece.

Course: AppetizersCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 450 g Phyllo Dough

  • 4 Eggs

  • 200 g Milk

  • 50 g Sunflower Oil

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 200 g Ham (optional)

  • 200 g Mozzarella Cheese, grated

  • 50 g Cheddar Cheese, grated

  • 500 g Feta Cheese

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Extras
  • 150 g Seed oil (to brush the phyllo sheets)

Recipe directions

  • In a bowl add the eggs, milk, sunflower oil and mix well.
  • Reserve a small portion of the mixture in a bowl.
  • Add the mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, baking powder to the remaining mixture, season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add the ham, feta cheese and stir. Set the mixture aside.
  • Grease a baking dish with seed oil.
  • Place one phyllo sheet in the baking dish and brush it with some seed oil. Repeat this process for another two phyllo sheets.
  • Take one sheet, brush it with oil, crumple it into a ball, and place it in the baking dish. Repeat this process for another 7 sheets.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • Take each remaining sheet one by one, brush them with oil, and place them in the baking dish crumpled into strips.
  • Brush the top layer of the sheets with the reserved mixture.
  • Baking the Pie
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F). Bake for about 40-50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 20.7g 31%
    • Saturated Fat 9.7g 45%
  • Cholesterol 109mg 37%
  • Sodium 946mg 40%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 156mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.3g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.9g 0%
    • Sugars 2.7g
  • Protein 16.1g 32%
  • Calcium 284%
  • Iron 2%
  • Vitamin D 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.