Life of Pie

Is there a Greek dish more iconic than Spanakopita, Spinach Pie? Diane follows the phyllo flake trail from a New York City diner to the remote Greek countryside to explore the origins of phyllo pies. She’ll prove that making homemade phyllo is a lot easier than it seems and demonstrate how to transform the flaky pastry into a classic spinach pie. Store-bought phyllo is the perfect shortcut for Diane’s deliciously easy chicken pie. The life of pies ends on a sweet note with a heap of torn up phyllo tossed with orange custard combines to make one of Diane’s most intoxicating desserts: Messy Orange Pie. Find out how to use phyllo as a base for an array of dishes, both savory and sweet.