Arabic Cheese Filled Pastries

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 149.9
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.8 mg
  • Sodium: 213.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Number of Servings: 36


    1/2 c. unsalted butter
    1/2 c. olive oil
    1/2 c warm water
    1 tsp. salt
    2 c. all-purpose flour
    2 c. whole wheat flour

    1 lb. feta cheese, crumbled or mashed
    2 eggs
    1/4 c. chopped fresh mint, or 2 tbs. dried mint
    freshly ground white pepper to taste

    1 egg, lightly beaten
    6 tbs sesame seeds


Melt butter but do not let it bubble. Remove from heat and add oil, water and salt. Transfer to a large bowl and gradually add flour. May need a little more water because of the wheat flour. The dough will be very soft and should not stick to the bowl. On a lightly floured surface divide the dough into 3 pieces, divide each piece into 12 pieces. Roll out each piece into a 3-inch round.

To make filling, combine all the ingredients. Stir to blend. Place 2 teaspoons filling on each round and fold in half to make a semicircle. Seal the edges with a fork.

To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the pastries on an ungreased baking sheet, brush with beaten egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds, bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

I bake half and freeze half for later.

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSANGELIC.

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