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Greek Semolina Orange Pie (Portokalopita)

Elevate Your Dessert Game with the Irresistible Greek Orange Pie Delight

The Citrus Symphony: Crafting the Perfect Orange Syrup

Uncover the secrets of making the tantalizing orange syrup that transforms this pie into a citrusy masterpiece. From the balance of sugar to the infusion of orange slices, each step plays a role in creating a burst of flavor.

The Art of Blending: Creating the Orange Pie Batter

Delve into the artistry of blending eggs, sugar, and a touch of cognac (or orange juice) to achieve the perfect consistency. Explore the addition of unique elements like orange zest, chocolate sprinkles, and fine semolina for an unparalleled taste.

Baking Brilliance: From Batter to Golden Perfection

Witness the transformation of the orange-infused batter into a golden-brown delicacy. Learn the baking techniques that ensure the pie emerges from the oven with a divine aroma and a delectable texture.

Finishing Touch: Syrup Soak and Sensation

Discover the final touch that elevates the Greek Orange Pie to perfection. Explore the process of gently pouring the citrus-infused syrup over the pie, allowing it to absorb the sweetness for a delightful taste sensation.

Greek Semolina Orange Pie

Greek Semolina Orange Pie

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Embark on a culinary journey with our Greek Orange Pie recipe, where zesty orange syrup meets a harmonious blend of flavors. Immerse yourself in the art of crafting the perfect batter, witness baking brilliance, and experience the sweet sensation of syrup-soaked perfection. Elevate your dessert game and delight your taste buds with this citrusy masterpiece.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • For the Syrup
  • 750 g Sugar

  • 350 g Orange Juice

  • 600 g Water

  • Juice of Half a Lemon

  • 4 Slices of Orange

  • For the Orange Pie
  • 6 Eggs

  • 350 g Sugar

  • 50 g Cognac (or Orange Juice)

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • 2 Vanillins

  • 7 g Baking Powder

  • 250 g Margarine

  • Zest of 3 Oranges

  • 100 g Chocolate Sprinkles

  • 550 g Fine Semolina

Recipe directions

  • For the Syrup
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, orange juice, water, juice from half a lemon, and mix well.
  • Add the orange slices to the saucepan, which will be used later for decoration.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat, bring it to a boil, and let it simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Allow the syrup to cool.
  • For the Orange Pie
  • In a bowl, add the eggs and sugar, and beat well with a mixer.
  • Add a pinch of salt, cognac (or orange juice if you prefer non-alcoholic), vanilla extract, and gradually incorporate the butter while mixing with the mixer.
  • Add the baking powder and mix.
  • Add the orange zest, chocolate sprinkles, semolina, and mix with a spatula.
  • Butter a baking dish of 25×35 cm, pour in the mixture, and spread it evenly.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 C (340) in a fan oven, and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • To Assemble
  • Pour the syrup over the orange pie and let it absorb for at least 20 minutes.

Recipe video

Πορτοκαλοπιτα με σιμιγδαλι και τρουφα σοκολατα - Greek Orange Pie

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 22.3g 34%
    • Saturated Fat 4.4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 186mg 62%
  • Sodium 3498mg 146%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 294mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 133.1g 45%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
    • Sugars 98.5g
  • Protein 12.6g 24%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 19%
  • Vitamin D 88%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.