Artichokes and Cheese in Phyllo Dough

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This phyllo dough recipe is savory and a bit unexpected. Shavuot recipes are a great way to try out new kinds of appetizers and side dishes – phyllo dough is delicious, especially with cheese.

¼ cup butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup cottage cheese
3 eggs
2 cups artichokes, chopped
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup cracker crumbs
16 sheets filo dough
½ cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a frying pan and sauté onions until sauce. Add garlic and sauté briefly. Beat cream cheese and cottage cheese together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in onion-garlic mixture. Add artichokes, cheese and cracker crumbs. Brush light coating of melted butter across bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan. Cover with 2 sheets of filo, then brush with melted butter. Repeat until you have used 8 sheets. Spread artichoke mixture across filo. Top with remaining 8 sheets, brushing with butter every two. Bake for 45 minutes.

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