Some spanakopita recipes contain dill, leeks, even nettles. In this version, we stick to the classic components: spinach, cheese, and onions. Good Greek feta is paramount to this dish; many commercial fetas are too salty or lack the cheese’s distinctive flavor.
Special equipment: You can find a pastry brush at kitchen supply stores or online.
Game plan: The pies can be formed and frozen flat in a single layer. When ready to heat, brush the frozen pies with melted butter and bake immediately in a 375°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes. (Do not thaw the pies before baking.)
This recipe was featured as part of our Greek Easter Celebration menu.