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About 1/3 cup olive oil, as needed

15 to 20 grapevine leaves, fresh or frozen, or brine-packed grape leaves, drained and rinsed with boiling water

3 cups thick, full-fat Greek-style yogurt

1/3 cup cornmeal

2/3 cup finely chopped scallions

2/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill

2/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Salt to taste

1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno or other fresh chile, or freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 375. Oil six 4-inch mini tartlet pans or shallow muffin tins. Line each pan or tin with 1 large or 2 small grape leaves, making sure they amply cover the bottom and sides. Brush liberally with olive oil.

2. In a bowl, combine the yogurt and the cornmeal; add the scallions, herbs, salt, and jalapeno to taste and stir well.

3. Divide the yogurt mixture among the prepared pans. Top each with a leaf, tucking the edges inside to make a neat package, and brush liberally with olive oil. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the mixture is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

4. Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and invert the pans onto it. Place the pies under the broiler for a few seconds to caramelize the leaves.

5. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Per serving: 231 calories; 11 grams protein; 20 grams carbohydrates; 10 grams sugar; 13 grams fat; 4 milligrams cholesterol; 47 milligrams sodium; 3 grams dietary fiber.