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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Milopita (μηλόπιτα) is the traditional Greek version of apple pie with cinnamon, halfway between a soft cake dough and a pastry.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sarah-Eden Dadoun
  • 1 lb apples (3 or 4 apples)
  • cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 13 tablespoons soft butter divided
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for the mold)
  • 1 tablespoon flour (for the mold)
  1. Preheat the oven to 320 F / 160 C.

  2. Thinly slice the peeled and seeded apples.
  3. Immediately drizzle lemon juice and mix to coat all the apple slices.
  4. In a non-stick pan, add 4 tablespoons (60 g) of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and heat over medium-low heat to dissolve the sugar. Set aside.

  5. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  6. In a bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.

  7. In the bowl of the robot, beat 9 tablespoons (125 g) of soft butter for 5 minutes with the sugar, lemon zest and vanilla until the mixture whitens.

  8. Add the egg yolks one by one while continuing to beat at medium speed.

  9. Add the mixture of flour and baking powder, then gradually add the milk.

  10. Gently fold the whites, half of them at a time.
  11. Pour the dough into a 10-inch (25 cm) diameter round cake pan with a high edge, previously buttered and floured.

  12. Drain the apples.
  13. Arrange them harmoniously on the dough by pressing them slightly.
  14. Pour the reserved melted butter on the apples.
  15. Bake for 45 minutes.
  16. Sprinkle icing sugar on the lukewarm milopita.