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Molasses Pie - aka Petimezopita

Published on 21.10.2015 under Mediterranean Recipes





This recipe comes also from my grandmother. Since we all like sweets in the family, but we get easily bored if we have to eat the same very often, she used to widen the range of tastes. 

Molasses Pie in Greece is not the one you have tasted. The recipe is quite different. 

But again, it is a delicious sweet pie, very healthy for children and with amazing aroma and flavour. 

Here is the whole recipe: 




  • 1½ cup of Petimezi
  • 1 cup Greek  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup Raki
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon carnation powder
  • 500gr flour
  • 1 cup of nuts moderately crushed and slighly sprinkled with flour
  • iced sugar or sesame for topping of you wish




1) Pre heat the oven at 200 ºC. Heat lightly the olive oil in a pan and let it rest until cold. 

Mix it well, with your mixer with the sugar and the petimezi. 

2) Dissolve carefully the soda in the orange juice and add them to the mix. Add raki, carnation powder, cinnamon and the nuts. Sprinkle gradially with flour, continuing to mix very well. 

3) Put your dough in a very well oiled pan of 28cm - sprinkle with sesame if you wish and bake it in your preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then, you reduce the temperature to 180ºC and continue baking for 35 minutes.

4) Check that your molasses pie is ready, by putting a clean knife in the middle of it. If it comes out clean, then it is ready. If not, continue baking until ready. 

5) If you chose not to put sesame, wait until your pie is cold, sprinkle with iced sugar and serve. 






Katsikaki ( aka Baby Goat ) 


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