Agapi Stassinopoulos’s Traditional Spanakopita


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Author of Wake Up to the Joy of You Agapi Stassinopoulos shares her mother’s recipe for the classic Greek dish. This version includes a secret ingredient for a surprising flavor.


1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill

6 scallions, finely chopped

2 small leeks, finely chopped

3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, rinsed, and squeezed to remove excess liquid

Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

12 to 16 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese

6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

3 large eggs

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted

1 package 12-by-17-inch sheets phyllo, such as Apollo #4


See full recipe: Unbinding the Heart