Pite Recipe: Taste the Savory Delights of Albanian Pastry

Dish recipes: Pite
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Explore the culinary wonders of Albania with Pite, a savory pastry that delights the senses with its flaky layers and flavorful fillings. Whether enjoyed as a snack or a main dish, this recipe offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Albanian cuisine.


1 lb (0.45 kg) phyllo dough

1 lb (0.45 kg) feta cheese, crumbled

4 eggs

1 cup of plain yogurt

1/4 cup of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and then mix in the crumbled feta cheese, plain yogurt, olive oil, salt, and pepper until well combined. Grease a baking dish with olive oil and layer the phyllo dough sheets, brushing each sheet with olive oil as you go. Pour the egg and cheese mixture over the layered phyllo dough. Fold overhanging edges of the phyllo dough to cover the filling. Brush the top of the Pite with olive oil. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.


Pite is best served warm, either as a main dish or as a delightful snack. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness. Pair it with a crisp salad or enjoy it on its own for a satisfying Albanian culinary experience.

Pite is a versatile dish that reflects the ingenuity and creativity of Albanian cuisine. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients and flaky pastry crust, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire, whether for everyday meals or special occasions.