Quick and Pretty Spanakopita


Source: Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Prep time: 1 1/2 hoursCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 2 hours

Description

This spanakopita would make a pretty centerpiece for a festive table.  A real treat with local spinach.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
olive oil
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1  
onion
1  
egg
1/4 cup
dill
   
black pepper
3 cloves
garlic
1 pound
spinach, baby
1/4 cup
parsley, flat-leaf
6 ounces
cheese, feta
10  
phyllo dough sheets
1/2 cup
butter, unsalted

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.  Heat oil in the largest skillet you have.  Add onion and cook until softened.  Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.  Gradually add spinach and cook until wilted.  Transfer to a bowl.  Stir in egg, herbs, feta, salt and pepper.
Lay 1 sheet phyllo on a parchment-lined baking sheet (to keep the remaining sheets moist, cover with a damp dish towel).  Brush sheet with butter.  Repeat 2 more times for a total of 6 layers.  Spread spinach mixture on center, including liquid in bottom of bowl.  Top with 3 more buttered sheets.  Roll sides in toward the center, forming a pretty crust that curves around the spinach (dab with more melted butter if necessary to keep the edges tightly rolled).  Butter 4 more sheets and crumble over top.  Bake until dark golden, about 40 minutes. 

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