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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
  • 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
  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*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.