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Greek Lemon Pie with Phyllo
Method

For the syrup 

  • Place a saucepan over low heat and add the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon zest, honey and lemon juice.
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar melts, remove from heat and set it aside to cool.

For the lemon pie

  • Preheat oven to 100* C (210* F) Fan.
  • Crumple the sheets of phyllo, one at a time, by bringing the 2 longer ends together like so it looks like an accordion.
  • Transfer the crumples sheets of phyllo to a 30x40 cm baking pan, placing them one next to the other.
  • Bake for 1 ½ hours, until they dry out.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool a little.
  • Preheat oven to 170* C (340* F) Fan.
  • Rub the baked phyllo between your hands over a bowl to break them up into little pieces.  
  • Add the baking powder and mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, corn oil, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and yogurt until completely combined.
  • Add the pieces of phyllo dough and mix with a wooden spoon until they soak up all of the mixture.
  • Transfer mixture to a buttered 25x35 cm ovenproof baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cool syrup over it.
  • Set it aside for 1-2 hours until it cools completely.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and lemon zest.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

518
Calories (kcal)
26 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

19.9
Total Fat (g)
28 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.3
Saturated Fat (g)
17 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

77.0
Total Carbs (g)
30 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

58.0
Sugars (g)
64 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.5
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.3
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.65
Sodium (g)
11 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.