Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Prepare time: 1 hr
Bake time: 40 to 45 min
Ready in: 1 hr 45 min
Yield: 9 servings

This recipe is based on the famous “Pie of Kessaria”, which is filled with slices of pastirma (pastourma), Greek kasseri cheese and tomato slices.

I was looking for a way to make it more child-friendly because pastirma has a really good taste but it’s quite spicy. So I kept the kasseri cheese and the tomato slices and replaced pastirma with smoked bacon. I added pepper slices and another type of cheese and wrapped all them with homemade puff pastry. The result was a fantastic, juicy pie with pizza flavor. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 225 g kasseri cheese, grated
  • 200 g easy melting cheese (e.g. gouda)
  • 10 thin bacon slices
  • 2 ripe & firm tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 2 green peppers, cut into slices
  • 1 dose of puff pastry dough
  • flour for rolling out
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

1
Put the dough on a well-floured surface and roll it out until it gets 25×15 cm / 10”x6”. 
Cut it in half and put the one piece into the fridge.

2
Roll the other piece into a rectangular, 40×30 cm / 16”x12”. Flip the sheet every few seconds and sprinkle with flour, if needed.

3
Brush the excess flour. Transfer carefully onto a baking sheet of the same dimensions, covered with baking paper.

4
Brush the sheet with egg white. Sprinkle the grated kasseri all over the surface.

5
Arrange the bacon slices, one next to the other. Continue with the tomato slices and the peppers. Season with pepper and finish with the easy melting cheese.

6
Roll out the other half of the dough into a rectangle of the same size. Transfer it carefully and cover the pie. Pinch the edges to seal it.

7
Beat the egg and brush the pie. Using a fork, prick the dough all over the surface. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

8
Bake in a preheated oven, at 190°C / 375° F, for 40 to 45 min. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here