Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Simple Egg Pie

Layers of filo pastry soaked in egg mixture then baked to golden perfection make this simple egg pie.

Simple Egg Pie

This egg pie (jajara – /yaya-ra/) recipe has been handed down through generations. It is so simple that I doubt it is my home country’s heirloom, but ask any grandmother and she’ll beg to differ. Funny, when I say ‘grandmother’ I think of someone who is close to a century-old, and not me who also has grandkids.

Those grandmothers will tell you how valuable this egg pie recipe is. It fed their large families when means were sparse. Nowadays egg pie is not made out of necessity but of nostalgia.

It just so happened that I had leftover filo (fillo or phyllo – I’m still confused) pastry after baking baklava cheesecake when my dad asked if I knew how to make an egg pie. Ha, do I know how to make an egg pie?

No, I’m only half a century old!

But to satisfy my dad’s nostalgia I asked around for a recipe.

To make a long story short, this recipe uses half a box of filo sheets and if you don’t know what to do with another half…well, just whip up that baklava cheesecake fusion, or make galaktoboureko – Greek milk pie.

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So, how do you make a simple egg pie? You mix eggs with sour cream, milk, and yogurt; pour it over the pastry sheets and bake. Simple, eh?

Simple Egg Pie

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6

4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup milk
½ tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
½ lb fillo dough (one of two packaged rolls)
Fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Directions:
 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the filo pastry.  Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch baking pan and set aside.

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

On a working surface, fold each filo pastry sheet like a paper fan. Place upright in the pan, starting at the rim. Repeat with the remaining sheets, layering them around in a circle. Work quickly as the sheets are very thin and will dry out fast. You can cover them with a barely damp paper towel if necessary. Remember not to apply too much moisture or they’ll stick together and you won’t be able to separate them.

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Pour the egg mixture over the prepared filo pastry. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh chives if you desire.

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Note: Instead of folding the sheets, you can also layer them in the pan. Place two sheets for each layer poured with 3-4 tablespoons of the egg mixture.

Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Simple Egg Pie

Simple Egg Pie

Layers of filo pastry soaked in egg mixture then baked to golden perfection make this simple egg pie.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ lb fillo dough (one of two packaged rolls)
  • Fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the filo pastry. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch baking pan and set aside.

On a working surface, fold each filo pastry sheet like a paper fan. Place upright in the pan, starting at the rim. Repeat with the remaining sheets, layering them around in a circle. Work quickly as the sheets are very thin and will dry out fast. You can cover them with a barely damp paper towel if necessary. Remember not to apply too much moisture or they'll stick together and you won't be able to separate them.

Pour the egg mixture over the prepared filo pastry. It doesn't have to be perfect. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Sprinkle with fresh chives if you desire.

Notes

Instead of folding the sheets, you can also layer them in the pan. Place two sheets for each layer poured with 3-4 tablespoons of the egg mixture. Great for lunch served with sour cream or hot sauce!

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32 Comment

  1. Reply
    Janet Vinyard
    January 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Jas, Your Simple Egg Pie recipe looks so yummy! I love anything with fillo dough! I look forward to trying this soon! Pinned! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Janet, I’m a big fan of filo dough too! I hope you’ll find this simple pie easy to make. Have a nice rest of the week!

  2. Reply
    Jennifer Dawn
    January 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Yum! This looks and sounds amazing! I’m pinning it right now. Thanks for sharing it at our weekly link party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Jennifer, and thank you so much for stopping in! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Miz Helen
    January 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I love your Simple Egg Pie, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much!

  4. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    January 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    This such a wonderful light an fluffy way to start the day, pinned ! xo

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Hello, friend! It sure is 🙂 Thank you bunches! Hope your day is filled with blessings!

  5. Reply
    Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    January 6, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I could eat this for breakfast, lunch or supper – yum! Definitely giving this recipe a try. Pinned to bookmark and share – thanks for the recipe, Jas!
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      Jas
      January 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Hi, Marie! That makes me happy! Thank you so much, you’re too kind!

  6. Reply
    Colleen
    January 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I love the use of fillo dough in this recipe…it looks so crunchy and light and fluffy at the same time!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 6, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Hi, Colleen! It is, all of the above 😀 Thanks so much for stopping in, hope your 2017 will be nothing short of amazing!

  7. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    January 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Jas – this looks wonderful! And what a labor of love – Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks, Helen! Hope your 2017 started off amazing 🙂

  8. Reply
    Amy
    January 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love eggs and am always looking for new preparations. I’ve never worked with phyllo before, but now I’m anxious to try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Hi, Amy! Phyllo can be tricky, but if you work quick and don’t aim for perfection it’s actually pretty easy 😀 Would love to know how you liked it!

  9. Reply
    Mary-the boondocks blog
    January 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Jas I have made this but the sweet pastry version. We add butter at the start and bake the phyllo and then add the egg mixture with sugar. But I would love to try this version as well. I guess we are all one big phyllo loving happy family.
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      Jas
      January 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Is yours called galaktoboureko, or milk pie? I made that too and added some fruit. So yummy!I love how versatile phyllo is and how good it can be even with just few ingredients! What’s not to like, right?

  10. Reply
    Jay @ JayTriedAndTrue
    January 2, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I would love for you to come share this at Smell Good Sunday!
    https://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/01/smell-good-sunday-1.html

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      Jas
      January 2, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thanks for the invitation. I’d love to! See you there 🙂

  11. Reply
    angie
    January 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    family loves omelets and breakfast casseroles gonna try this see if they love it like I think they will
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      Jas
      January 1, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I hope they do! It really is simple and if you want to jazz it up, top it with hot sauce, sour cream, or enjoy with a glass of buttermilk or yogurt! Thanks for stopping in!!!

  12. Reply
    Heidi
    December 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Love those recipes that have been handed down the generations and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!
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      Jas
      December 27, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Thanks, Heidi! Those are always the best 🙂 Happy New Year!

  13. Reply
    Ann
    December 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Like! LIke! LIke! You are a filo monster!!! :p

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks…I guess, ha, ha. At least I’m not a fare dodger 😛 Love you!

  14. Reply
    Kari
    December 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

    This sounds something like my grandma would make on the farm.
    I am making this. 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah, grandmas knew how to make good food with almost nothing 🙂 Wishing you happy holidays and thanks for stopping in!

  15. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    December 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Loving this idea as I have everything in my refrigerator to make this egg dish now. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season
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      Jas
      December 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks, Bobbi! Let me know how you like it (might need to add bacon for the boys, lol) Happy Holidays to you and yours as well!

  16. Reply
    Andrea
    December 21, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Looks delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      December 21, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you and thanks so much for stopping in! Happy Holidays! 🙂

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