Cheese Bourekas

Cheese Bourekas


"Middle-Eastern style puff pastry pockets filled with cheese. Great served as an appetizer or the traditional Israeli way for breakfast with salad, olives, cheese, and plain yogurt. Could also be filled with leftover mashed potatoes, or a spinach and feta mixture."


1 h servings 294 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Beat 1 egg in a medium bowl, and mix in the cheese. Season with parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, cut each sheet of puff pastry into 6 equal squares to give 12 squares in total. Beat the remaining egg with water in small bowl. Brush edges of each square lightly with egg wash. Place a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold pastry over the filling, and seal edges with a fork. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
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  1. 17 Ratings


Excellent! I followed the recipe as-is (except for the addition of a little bit of grated parmasian cheese), and the Bourekas turned out fantastically. The cheese was perfectly melted, and the...

This is a Syrian/Lebanese appetizer that's been around for as long as time! Add black seed (aka black cumin seed)to the cheese mixture for a more authentic flavor.

effing amazing!

These are really good and filling. A nice change of pace!

These were fantastic! I chose to make these for a school assignment, and I'm glad I did. The first time I made them, they were perfect. The second time, I messed up a bit, and they turned out dr...

I liked these, as did my husband and grandparents, but I had a hard time making them. They pop open when baking and do not stay closed and cheese leaks everywhere. They were greasy too. My famil...

My husband loved this but I wasn't crazy about it. The pastry didn't cook all the way through and you couldn't taste and cheese or egg.

A terrific side dish! I actually didn't end up using all the cheese called for. The seasonings are great and they bake beautifully. As the directions specify: serve immediately! No advance bakin...

These are delicious. I omitted the black pepper and sesame seeds. Though not the same style of cuisine, I find these to be tasty when served with spaghetti in place of garlic toast.