Cheese yoghurt pie


I like to fiddle in the kitchen. But there are times that something easy and quick will set me free. When I have to prepare a dish that needs special attention or with too many steps, a quick appetizer is a must. Even when I want to support the main course but there is no time for "exotic" creation, I'm thinking of something that will become effortless.

This cheese/yoghurt pie is one of the recipes I have written down long time ago among thousands others that waiting their turn to be shared. This is a pie that my mother-in-law usually cooks and I like it very much. When she told me, back then, how easy was it, I loved it. As an inexperienced housewife I was delighted by simple and easy recipes so I wrote it down and I made it quite a few times over the past years. It was a hit in friendly gatherings and has saved me when I was brainstorming with no ideas. So, as soup was our main course yesterday, the pie was the perfect solution to compliment our dinner.

It's a pie that has no fyllo pastry (my mother-in-law named her "fake pie" for that reason), a mixing of all the ingredient is needed and is ready for the oven. Simple but delicious.




The recipe I have, measures quantities in yoghurt cups. You empty the yoghurt cup and with that you measure all other ingredients (2 yoghurt cups of yogurt, 1 gruyere, 1 cheddar, 1 margarine, 1 flour) but I converted it into grams. I think maybe some prefer it that way. However, you can alter quantities of ingredients according to your taste.

I was planning to "upload" this recipe a bit later, but after my husband's colleagues requirement, I've changed the schedule. You see, I gave a few pieces to my husband as snack while at office, but he offered some to his colleagues and everyone wanted the recipe. So I decided to share it with you today. I also think that it's a good suggestion for tomorrow's Barbecue Day. Will complement the meat and hassle free.



Ingredients : 

  • 400 gr yoghurt (2 yoghurt cups)
  • 500 gr feta cheese
  • 150 gr gruyere cheese
  • 150 gr cheddar cheese
  • 200 gr margarine
  • 150 gr flour (self-rising)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • salt, black pepper
  • breadcrumbs

Preparation : 

  1. Preheat oven at 200C.
  2. Wash and pat dry the spring onions and dill.
  3. Finely chop them.
  4. Grate gruyere and cheddar (if not bought already grated).
  5. Smash feta cheese with a fork in order to get very small pieces of it. You can use your hand if you like so that you leave bigger pieces.
  6. Melt margarine.
  7. In a big bowl put all ingredients except breadcrumbs and mix.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper with extra care on salt. Feta cheese is salty enough.
  9. Butter a small baking pan and sprinkle some breadcrumbs on the bottom.
  10. Pour mixture in pan and with a spatula spread it and straighten the surface.
  11. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top again. 
  12. Cook for 30-40 minutes till golden brown and a nice crusty surface is formed.