Salty Serbian Gibanica Recipe #1

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  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

This recipe for salty (savory) Serbian gibanica is a blend of cottage cheese and sour cream between layers of filo dough that is baked until golden brown and crispy. Read this Gibanica Tell-All.

What You'll Need

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 pounds large-curd creamed cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) melted butter
  • 1 pound thawed filo dough

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix thoroughly. Add sour cream and cheese and combine.
  2. Lightly brush a 13x9-inch pan with melted butter. Place 2 sheets filo dough in a pan and lightly brush with melted butter. Spread about 6 spoons of cheese filling on top. Repeat with 2 sheets filo and 6 spoons cheese mixture, ending with 2 sheets filo. Tuck in ends, if necessary. Brush with remaining butter. Bake 1 hour. Let stand 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 636
    Total Fat 41 g
    Saturated Fat 21 g
    Unsaturated Fat 13 g
    Cholesterol 210 mg
    Sodium 918 mg
    Carbohydrates 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 22 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)