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.

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Gluten Free Melopita (Greek Honey Pie) Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 227 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Generously grease an 8-inch round baking pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cool completely. Before serving, dust generously with cinnamon and drizzle with additional honey.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Melopita (Greek Honey Pie) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 17g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 17%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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