Borek is a filled Anatolian, Balkan, Middle Eastern and Central Asian pie made of a thin flaky dough such as filo with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach or potatoes.


For Sauce:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil

For The Filling:

  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For Borek:

  • 12 phyllo sheets
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

How to make Borek

    1. Whisk together the eggs, yogurt and olive oil in a bowl.
    2. Combine spinach, dill, parsley, green onions, cheeses, olive oil, salt and pepper in another bowl.
    3. Cut the phyllo sheets so that they fit in your baking pan.
    4. Cover them with a damp kitchen towel.
    5. Line the first phyllo sheet in a greased pan. Using a brush, spread 3 tablespoon yogurt mixture on it. Fold the edges to the center.
    6. Place the second phyllo sheet in the same way. Brush with the mixture. Repeat this for 6 phyllo sheets in total.
    7. Spread the filling evenly on the top of the all sheets.
    8. Place the 7th phyllo sheet over the filling, brush with the mixture.
    9. Fold the edges and repeat these steps for the remaining sheets.
    10. Finally, pour the rest of the egg and yogurt mixture on the top and spread it evenly.
    11. Slice the borek in squares and sprinkle sesame seeds over it.
    12. Bake it for 40 minutes.
    13. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 15 min.


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