Originally Posted by Gossie
Back to freezing. :-) Can I make the mixture up to the point where I'm going to put it on the pie dough or phyllo, and freeze it at that point??? I'm thinking ahead to picnic time this summer. :-) We have a reunion coming up, and spanokopita would be a great thing to take. :-)
Hey Gossie --
you can, and it makes sense that you'd want to in a situation like you describe above. However, as I'm sure you know, the end result won't be quite
as nice as if you'd made it all fresh and baked it immediately. That doesn't mean, however, that it won't be delicious!
As other posters have already said, you can freeze the entire spankopita as well, a key point being having the filling quite dry, however. Bake before
freezing? Bake after
freezing? Can't really advise you which
would be better and I'd think you'd want to experiment a bit.
I would say that heating spankopita up (I'm really talking about only a piece or two here, mind you) is best in a dry frying pan rather than in the microwave, only because this helps to re-crisp the crust a bit which is, IMHO, quite desirable!