Greek Orange Pie Recipe by Louis Hotels

At Louis Hotels, we take pride in the quality and variety of our cuisine, and are always keen to know which dishes our guests have enjoyed the most. With personal comments as our guide we constantly strive to please your appetite as well as share the secrets of Greek and Cyprus cuisine with our guests so that you can all enjoy the taste of Louis Hotels wherever you are, again and again.


Today we would like to share one of our most delicious Greek desserts with you, the lip-smacking Orange Pie! Happy baking!


The Ingredients you will need are the following:

(Serves 8)

450g filo pastry

240g melted unsalted butter

150g granulated sugar

400g strained yoghurt

3 large oranges

5 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

Grated orange zest

1/2 cup of brandy

Instructions:


Preheat the oven to 180°C and heat the sheets of filo pastry. When they have turned golden, crumble them and put them in a mixing bowl.

Using a mixer blend the sugar with the butter, add the eggs and continue blending until the mixture gets fluffy.

Add the orange zest from 2 of the oranges, yoghurt, baking powder, the brandy and 1/3 of the juice and stir.

Add the crumbled filo sheets.

Prepare the syrup using the sugar, water, juice and grated zest of one orange.

Boil for a few minutes until it thickens.

Let the mixture cool.

Pour the orange pie mixture into an oiled heatproof dish (40×40cm).
Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden.


Remove from the oven and pour the cold syrup over it when piping hot.
And…Viola! Your Orange Pie is ready!