These tasty phyllo tarts are filled with goat cheese and lots of cooked mushrooms.
Skillet Spinach Pie
Opa! This spanakopita-inspired dish is a great vegetarian main or a hearty side for meat or chicken.
This classic Albanian dessert of shredded phyllo dough is dusted with vanilla sugar and walnuts and baked until golden brown.
Lighter Chicken Potpie
A handful of tweaks turn this comfort food into a smarter choice: white-meat chicken (not dark), extra veggies, low-fat milk in the filling, and a lighter crust. Brushing the phyllo with just a small amount of oil instead of butter makes it just as tasty.
The many buttered layers of phyllo dough, walnut filling, and sweet syrup make baklava the ultimate special-occasion dessert in Greece.
Eggplant-Feta Phyllo Pies
Eggplant turns silky when baked until tender. Served with lightly dressed greens or assorted vegetables and hummus, these little pies make a tasty vegetarian dinner.
Phyllo Cups with Cappuccino Cream
Try adding a tablespoon of liqueur, like Kahlua or Baileys, to the filling for a more adult treat.
Baklava With Lemon-Honey Syrup
Flaky, sticky, and sweet, this delectable baklava from baker Umber Ahmad of Mah-Ze-Dahr is studded with cloves to anchor the pastry layers and infuse them with warm flavor. Lemon is mixed into the traditional honey syrup for a deliciously fresh twist.
This Greek-style dish can be assembled and then frozen for up to three months. When you're ready to bake, it can go straight from the freezer into the oven.
Recreating your favorite ethnic pastry at home is easy with this easy recipe -- you can even fill, shape, and freeze the turnovers for up to a month, then bake them from frozen.