Pomegranate Beef and Cheese Pies

Sfiha Lahm (sfee-ha lah-him)

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Preparation info

  • About

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

These pies are great as an afternoon snack, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, or on a buffet. When you bite into one, the crisp texture of the edges complemented by the savory flavors in the filling will entice you back for another. The blending of the yogurt cheese with the dibs ruman keeps the meat moist with a slightly sweet yet tart flavor.

Ingredients

Specialty Ingredients

  • Labni (yogurt cheese), dibs ruman (pomegranate molasses), and tahini, found at specialty markets or online. Yogurt cheese can also be prepared fresh.

    Method

    Prepare Ahead

    The baked beef pies can be frozen for several weeks. Freeze uncovered on a plastic-lined baking sheet then store in an airtight container. Reheat thawed pies at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes.