Borek with Cheese

20 min prep time, 25 min baking time, serves 12 people

Borek is a family of baked pastries made of a thin flaky dough and is typically filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables. It is found in a variety of cuisines throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, each with their own unique take on the dish. It serves as the perfect appetizer for when you want to serve something savory but don’t want to spend all day cooking something. In just 45 minutes, you have something ready to serve to guests, or alternatively you can eat it as a side with your main dish during dinner.


  • 1 package phyllo dough, thawed (16 sheets)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Open the phyllo dough package and place 2 sheets stack on top of each other on a flat surface. Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle 1/4 cup of feta cheese onto the dough. Scrunch up the dough as shown in the video below, and place it on a baking sheet.

3. Repeat step 2 until all the dough is used up.

4. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, plain Greek yogurt, and olive oil together. Evenly pour this over the dough on the baking sheet. Finish it off by sprinkling the sesame seeds on top.

5. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until it is a golden color.

6. Take the Borek out of the oven, cut into pieces, and serve.