Yoghurt pie from Crete

I found this recipe in an old cooking magazine. I haven’t tried the recipe’s dosage but since I make yoghurt pie with those exact ingredients, I know that the result will taste …yummy. Again, the simplest ingredients can do magic. Enjoy!


• Sugar, 1 ½ cup

• Butter, 1 cup

• Flour (for all-purpose), 3 cups

• Yoghurt, 1 ½ cup approximately

• 5 Eggs.

• Baking Powder, 3 tsp

• Lemon, 2 tsp, the lemon zest

* Be sure to use the same cup for all the ingredients otherwise, the dosage will be unequal.


With the mixer, we beat the butter with the sugar until it becomes white.            

Next, we add the egg-yolks and the yoghurt until the mix becomes smooth enough.

We add the flour, the baking powder and the lemon zest.

With a fork, we beat the egg-whites and the 2 tsp of lemon separately in a bowl.

We add it into our mix.

We stir all the ingredients well and we pour the mix into a buttered baking pan.

We bake into a preheated oven for about 1 hour at 180 oC, until it takes a golden color.



*When serving we can pour on top cinnamon powder and you will have a healthy, with low-calorie dessert which by the way has its roots in the Ancient Greece.