How to turn frozen store-bought phyllo into an elegant pie shell

If you’re pressed for time, try our Vegetarian Christmas menu. Not only is our Spinach & Feta Phyllo Tart easy to prepare, but your family and friends will think you slaved over this for hours! Here’s our trick to turning frozen store-bought phyllo dough into an elegant pie shell.

by
Michael Graydon

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!  As your chestnuts are roasting tonight, and the little ones are sleeping waiting for Santa to arrive, are you still thinking about what to make for a Christmas meal?

We’ve put together some holiday menus to take the guesswork out of your feast planning!  If you’re pressed for time, try our Vegetarian Christmas menu.  Not only is our Spinach & Feta Phyllo Tart easy to prepare, but your family and friends will think you slaved over this for hours!  Here’s our trick to turning frozen store-bought phyllo dough into an elegant pie shell:


 

Lay one thawed phyllo sheet on counter. Lightly brush with butter. Keep remaining phyllo covered with a damp towel.

 


 

Place phyllo sheet butter-side up in prepared pan so that one end covers the bottom of the pan, and the other end overhangs the rim.

 


 

Repeat with 7 more sheets of phyllo, rotating the pan so all sides are evenly covered in a circular pattern. Gently press phyllo against sides of the pan.

 


 

Lift overhanging edges up toward the centre of the pan and fold toward the sides of the pan. Press folds against the side of the pan, forming a shell.

We hope that everyone has a feast to remember this Christmas! Merry Christmas from our Kitchen to yours 🙂

-Irene, Claire and Lyn