Traditional Leek Pie

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There is nothing better than the smell of a freshly baked homemade pie! Sumptuous savoury pies are a staple in Greek cooking. Savoury pies are suitable for every time of the day, as a main dish, starter or mid-day snack. This is a traditional Greek recipe for a vegan leek pie (prasopita) for you to recreate this delicious traditional delight from scratch.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 kilo leeks
  • 2 onions
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 3 stick(s) celery
  • 1 clove(s) of garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1/2 bunch mint
  • 1/2 bunch dill
  • lemon zest, of 1 lemon
  • lemon juice, of 1/2 lemon
  • 700g phyllo dough sheets
  • 100g olive oil, for brushing

The steps:

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Place a pot full of water over high heat. Add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Chop the leeks into 1-2 cm rounds and add them to the pan.
  • Let them boil for 2-3 minutes to remove the bitter taste that comes from the green part of the leeks
  • Drain and place the same pan over high heat. Let it get hot.
  • Coarsely chop the onions.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to the hot pan. Add the onions and leeks and sauté.
  • Chop the celery into rounds, mince the garlic and add both to the pan.
  • Season with salt, mix often and sauté for 10-15 minutes, until they caramelize nicely.
  • When ready, transfer vegetables to a bowl.
  • Finely chop the spring onions and add them to the bowl with the vegetables.
  • Finely chop the mint and dill and add them to the bowl.
  • Add the pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice.
  • Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Brush a 25×35 cm baking pan with olive oil.
  • Spread a sheet of phyllo dough in the baking pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Spread another 2 sheets of phyllo in a crisscross manner and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Spread another sheet of phyllo in the same manner as you did the first sheet.
  • Spread the filling over the sheets and cover with 4 sheets of phyllo dough in the same way as you did the previous ones.
  • The ends of the sheets of phyllo should be hanging over the edge of the baking pan. Turn the edges inward to create the pie’s border.
  • Using a knife, score the surface of the pie into 12 pieces.
  • Bake for 1 ½ hours.
  • When ready, remove from oven, allow to cool and serve.
  • Enjoy your delicious leek pie!