Portokalopita - Greek - Sweet Orange Pie
This versatile treat can be served warm, or cold with or without ice cream.
Please Note: Time is not included for filo pastry to dry out.
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- 12 sheets phyllo pastry
- 250 g greek yogurt, strained
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 200 - 250 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 600 ml water
- 250 g sugar
- 2 oranges, zest of
1Leave the sheets of filo pastry out, separated and uncovered, to dry for a few hours.
2Crumble the sheets of filo.
3Put the olive oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk well with a metal whisker.
4Add the yogurt, sugar and baking powder and continue whisking until you have a smooth cream.
5Add the crumbled filo pastry and mix in well with your hands.
6Put in an oven dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes until it turns a golden color.
7In the meantime, prepare the syrup – boil the syrup ingredients in a pan for 5 minutes.
8After the pie is cold, cut into portions and spread the warm syrup on top.