Gluten Free Melopita (Greek Honey Pie) Recipe
Also known as “Honey Pie,” this is a traditional dessert recipe from the Greek island of Sifnos. With only a few ingredients, it is so easy to put together. The traditional recipe uses the Greek cheese, Mizithra, but here in the States you can substitute with ricotta. Because the honey shines through in this recipe, make sure to use high-quality honey.
Also known as “Honey Pie,” this is a traditional dessert recipe from the Greek island of Sifnos. With only a few ingredients, it is so easy to put together.
- 2½ cups ricotta cheese
- ½ cup honey plus more for topping
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- Cinnamon for topping
Generously grease an 8-inch round baking pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a large mixing bowl, add ricotta, honey, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt. Beat with a handheld beater to form a smooth, lump-free mixture.
Gently fold in the lemon zest. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes. The edges should be firm and the center starting to set. The consistency will be similar to cheesecake.
Cool completely. Before serving, dust generously with cinnamon and drizzle with additional honey.
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