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Portokalopita (Greek Orange and Phyllo Cake)

12 INGREDIENTS • 15 STEPS • 3HRS 45MINS

Portokalopita (Greek Orange and Phyllo Cake)

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Portokalopita is different from traditional Greek dishes that call for phyllo dough, the sheets of phyllo do not get layered in the traditional way one would expect from Greek cooking, they get all crumbled & torn up into the pan. This unexpected application of the phyllo dough makes portokalopita one of the simplest Greek dessert recipes, which makes it perfect for those who may be intimidated by the thought of working with paper-thin phyllo dough.
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Portokalopita is different from traditional Greek dishes that call for phyllo dough, the sheets of phyllo do not get layered in the traditional way one would expect from Greek cooking, they get all crumbled & torn up into the pan. This unexpected application of the phyllo dough makes portokalopita one of the simplest Greek dessert recipes, which makes it perfect for those who may be intimidated by the thought of working with paper-thin phyllo dough.
3HRS 45MINS
Total Time
$2.80
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
us / metric
Syrup
Honey
1 cup
Water
1/2 cup
Water
Blood Orange
1
Blood Orange, halved, juiced
Cinnamon Stick
1
Cinnamon Stick
Vanilla Bean Pod
1
Vanilla Bean Pod
reserved after removing vanilla beans for cake
Cake
Phyllo Dough
1 lb
Phyllo Dough
Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Olive Oil
plus 2 tbsp for greasing pan
Honey
1/2 cup
Baking Powder
2 tsp
Baking Powder
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
579
Fat
21.4 g
Protein
10.6 g
Carbs
90.5 g
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step 1
Start by scraping the vanilla beans from Vanilla Bean Pod (1) and reserve these for the cake.
step 2
Add juice of Blood Orange (1) into a medium pot.
step 2 Add juice of Blood Orange (1) into a medium pot.
step 3
Add Honey (1 cup), Water (1/2 cup), Cinnamon Stick (1), Vanilla Bean Pod and orange peels to the pot and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature while you make the cake.
step 3 Add Honey (1 cup), Water (1/2 cup), Cinnamon Stick (1), Vanilla Bean Pod and orange peels to the pot and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature while you make the cake.
step 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
step 5
Brush a 9x13-inch stainless steel pan with 2 tbsp of Olive Oil. Tear and crumble Phyllo Dough (1 lb) sheets into approximately 2-inch pieces into the prepared pan.
step 5 Brush a 9x13-inch stainless steel pan with 2 tbsp of Olive Oil. Tear and crumble Phyllo Dough (1 lb) sheets into approximately 2-inch pieces into the prepared pan.
step 6
Slice 1 of Blood Orange (1) into 1/8-inch thick slices and reserve for topping off the cake - you will need 8 pieces.
step 7
In a bowl, whisk Eggs (4) until frothy.
step 8
Use a zester to harvest the zest of 1 Blood Orange (1).
step 9
Add Greek Yogurt (1 cup), Olive Oil (1/2 cup), juice of 2 Blood Orange (1) zest of 1 orange, Honey (1/2 cup), vanilla beans, Baking Powder (2 tsp) - whisk together with the eggs until well combined.
step 10
Pour custard over phyllo dough, distributing the custard evenly over the torn phyllo pieces. Use a spoon to stir the custard into the phyllo - making sure the custard is evenly incorporated into the phyllo.
step 10 Pour custard over phyllo dough, distributing the custard evenly over the torn phyllo pieces. Use a spoon to stir the custard into the phyllo - making sure the custard is evenly incorporated into the phyllo.
step 11
Top cake off with orange slices.
step 11 Top cake off with orange slices.
step 12
Bake cake in the center of the oven for 40 minutes.
step 12 Bake cake in the center of the oven for 40 minutes.
step 13
Upon removing from the oven, immediately pour the cooled syrup over the cake, using a ladle to evenly distribute the syrup over the cake.
step 13 Upon removing from the oven, immediately pour the cooled syrup over the cake, using a ladle to evenly distribute the syrup over the cake.
step 14
Allow syrup to absorb into cake for at least 2 hours before serving or if you can bare to wait, the cake is even better the next day.
step 14 Allow syrup to absorb into cake for at least 2 hours before serving or if you can bare to wait, the cake is even better the next day.
step 15
Slice into 8 slices and serve. Enjoy!
step 15 Slice into 8 slices and serve. Enjoy!
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Comfort Food
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Fall
Greek
Vegetarian
Dessert
Mediterranean
Spring
Summer
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