What Is Spanakopita?
Spanakopita is a wonderfully Greek pie that’s delicious, crispy, and packed with flavor. The filling is principally made with cheese, as well as a lot of other odds and ends from the kitchen.
The true hallmark of good spanakopita is the pastry. It should make use of filo pastry, and be well and truly crispy, not to mention beautifully golden-brown and flaky.
What To Serve with Spanakopita?
You can serve this wonderful spanakopita as a main course or side dish.
Here are our other delicious recipes that you can serve with Spanakopita:
How To Store Spanakopita?
Already cooked Spanakopita will keep well in the refrigerator for two to three days. Beyond this point, we recommend discarding it as it contains eggs, which is always a bit of a concern from a food safety point of view.
Can Spanakopita be Frozen? Yes. You can freeze the spanakopita before cooking. After putting the filling ingredients in the dough, wrap the pastries in cling film or aluminum foil. Then you can store it in the freezer in a freezer bag or in an airtight container for 1 month. Thanks to this, the pastry will be crispy and moist. You can also freeze cooked spanakopita. However, the pie will not be crispy.
How To Reheat Spanakopita? To reheat the spanakopita, preheat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C). Line the baking tray with parchment paper. Place the pastries in a single layer on the baking tray. Heat the pie for 12-15 minutes, or until it is warm.
Can Spanakopita Be Made Ahead? Yes. You can make spanakopita in advance; Prepare the recipe up to the cooking step in advance. Then cover and cook when ready. However, we recommend that you do this at least one day in advance, because at this point the egg will be raw in the filling, which is even more risky for food safety.