Greek sweet orange pie (portokalopita)

5 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy
A delicious, refreshing pie for the hot summer months! It can also be served warm.


Number of serving: 5
1 packet filo pastry (12 sheets)

250 g Greek strained yoghurt

2 tablespoons baking powder

250 ml extra virgin olive oil

For the syrup

600 ml water

250 g sugar

Grated rind from 2 oranges


  • Leave the sheets of filo pastry out, separated and uncovered, to dry for a few hours. Crumble the sheets of filo.
  • Put the olive oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk well with a metal whisker.
  • Add the yoghurt and baking powder and continue whisking until you have a smooth cream.
  • Add the crumbled filo pastry and mix in well with your hands.
  • Put in an oven dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes until it turns a golden colour.
  • In the meantime, prepare the syrup boil the syrup ingredients in a pan for 5 minutes.
  • After removing the pie, once it is cold, cut into portions and spread the warm syrup on top.


Greek Sweet Orange Pie (Portokalopita), photo 1
Greek Sweet Orange Pie (Portokalopita), photo 2
Greek Sweet Orange Pie (Portokalopita), photo 3


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