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cheese pie cut in half exposing the savory cheese center
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Savory Cheese Pie (Placinta cu Branza)

This delicious savory cheese pie is truly a treat. A must try! Super simple to make with puff pastry.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: cheese pie
Servings: 16
Calories: 445kcal


  • 2 cups feta cheese
  • 500 ml ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 pieces puff pastry
  • fresh dill optional


  • 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.
  • Roll out your puff pastry and spread 1/4 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1.9mg