Savory Cheese Pie (Placinta cu Branza)


This is such an easy savory cheese pie recipe.  I don’t think cheese pies are as popular here in North America as they are in Europe and especially Turkey. There are so many variations of cheese pies, but I found a very easy way for me to make these. Whenever I make them. my husband and I fight over them, that’s how good they are. For these you can use any puff pastry you can find.  I do not make the puff pastry so that’s why this is so easy.


Savory Cheese Pie (Placinta cu Branza)
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cups feta cheese
  • 500 ml ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 pieces puff pastry
  • fresh dill (optional)
  1. Grate the feta cheese in a bowl and mix with ricotta cheese and egg. The reason I add ricotta cheese is so that the pie doesn't end up being too salty, so the mixture is half feta and half ricotta.
  2. Roll out your puff pastry and spread ¼ of the cheese mixture then roll up the dough. Repeat with remainder of puff pastry, brush with egg wash and poke holes in each pastry with a fork.
  3. Bake in the oven at 375 F degrees for about an hour or until deep golden brown. Note, you do not have to butter the baking sheet, the puff pastry has plenty of butter in it so it will not stick.


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  1. shoop exhale says

    Hi! Another irresistible recipe for me to try tomorrow. Thank you very much for another great recipe. May God bless you always.

    • says

      OMG it never lasts that long at my house to freeze it. Um, the only thing I’d be worried about is it getting soggy, so make sure it cools completely before you wrap it or it’s probably better if you put it in an air tight container. Not 100% sure it will still be the same but you could try it.

  2. Diana says

    You’re so awesome! You have blown my mind once again. One of my favorite Romanian dishes. Now, I just need to get my non-Romanian husband on board with great dishes like this. I wonder if it is great without dill.


  3. Jessica says

    Thank you for the recipe! Can you tell me what you mean when you say to “roll up the dough?” Am I actually supposed to roll it like a roulade, or am I folding it over and tucking the ends under? Sorry for the confusion, but I’m just not sure from looking at the picture!

    Looks delicious!

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