Greek Orange Pie

OMG! (Oh My Greek)

The most divine Greek dessert : Greek Orange Pie – Portokalopita!

First time Ι tasted this pie I was child. But I still remember that day, me and my mother were at my aunt’s house and she offered us orange pie with ‘‘mastiha” ice-cream! Oh my God! I was speechless and so excited that I also asked for second piece of this amazing pie! I couldn’t imagine that a few years later, I would become a cook with my own food blog and I would try to collect my family’s traditional recipes!

When Life Gives You Oranges, Make Orange Pie!


For the orange pie:

  • 10 phyllo dough sheets
  • 4 eggs
  • 180 gr. granulated sugar
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
  • 30 gr. baking soda
  • 250 ml vegetable oil
  • 250 gr. greek yogurt

For the syrup:

  • 250 gr. granulated sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • juice and zest of 2 oranges


  1. Preheat the oven to 120 °C.
  2. Take the phyllo sheets out of the refrigerator. Close them, from the larger side, like an accordion and place them onto a baking pan with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, until become completely dry.
  3. Meanwhile, put sugar and eggs in the mixer and beat them, until become a soft mixture, like cream.
  4. Remove from mixer and combine the zest of 2 oranges,vanilla, baking powder, oil and greek yogurt together with a spatula or spoon.
  5. Remove the phyllo sheets from the oven, broke them into small pieces with your hands and add them in the mixture.
  6. Spread a bit of vegetable oil and flour onto a baking pan and put the mixture inside.
  7. Bake to 160°C for 40-50 minutes.
  8. At the same time, prepare the syrup. In a sauce pan, add sugar, water, orange juice and zest of oranges. Bring to a boil and let it cool.
  9. When pie is raedy, remove from the oven and with a ladle pour the cold syrup over. Don’t forget: hot cake/pie and cold syrup or cold cake/pie and hot syrup.
  10. Allow 30 minutes for the syrup to be absorbed and serve with ”mastiha” or vanilla ice-cream and caster sugar!

Don’t forget to tag us #foodenyo on instagram, if you remake this one. We’d love to see your recreations!



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