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Milopita: A Greek Traditional Apple Pie Recipe

Milopita (Μηλόπιτα) is one of my favorite desserts. I love making this dessert in fall and winter when you can get fresh, juice apples. There is nothing better than a piece of this mouthwatering cake with your hot coffee! Milopita actually means apple pie in Greek. However, I would rather describe this as a cake rather than a pie! With an incredible taste and scent, this milopita recipe is one of my favorite ones. Every time I make it, my house smells like heaven! Once you try it, it will become your family’s favorite dessert.

What makes this apple pie recipe so special is that it is really easy to follow and that most probably you already have the ingredients in your kitchen! To make this milopita recipe you need the following ingredients: apples, flour, butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon and cognac. This authentic milopita recipe takes around 50 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook and gives around 8 pieces depending on how big you cut the pieces.

Milopita Recipe – Ingredients

For the milopita dough you need the following ingredients:

  • 200 g of flour
  • 115 g of butter
  • 45 g of sugar
  • 1 yolk
  • 10 g of cognac
  • 5 g of baking powder

For the milopita filling you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 k of apples
  • 90 g of sugar
  • 10 g of cinnamon
  • 30 g of butter
  • 1 egg white

Milopita Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this traditional Greek apple pie by washing well the apples under fresh water. Allow them to drain.
  2. Take a bowl and sift the flour. Add to flour the sugar and baking powder. Mix well the ingredients.
  3. Add the butter, yolk, and cognac in the bowl. Knead well with your hands in order to get a soft dough.
  4. Form into a thick dough.
  5. Take a small baking pan and grease it well with butter.
  6. Carefully place the dough into the pan so it also covers its base and sides.
  7. Use a fork to make small holes in the dough so it doesn’t over puff.
  8. Place in the oven over medium temperature and allow it to half bake.
  9. Peel the apples and cut them into thick pieces.
  10. Place the apple pieces into a bowl.
  11. Beat the egg white into the meringue.
  12. Add sugar, cinnamon, and meringue to apples and stir well the ingredients.
  13. Remove the baking pan from oven and evenly place the apples over the dough.
  14. Melt the butter and spread over the surface of the milopita.
  15. Bake apple pie at 356°F (180°C) for around 20-30 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven and allow milopita to cool down.
  17. Serve

I hope you find this milopita delicious! To make it even more delicious you may top with some whipped cream. If you are an apple lover like I am, then you should try this Greek baked apple recipe. Stay tuned for more Greek dessert recipes. Enjoy!

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