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Cretan sweet cheese pies – Kalitsounia

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

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Cretan sweet cheese pies – Kalitsounia


For the dough

  • In a bowl add the oil, the orange juice, the yogurt, the sugar, the egg, and whisk well.
  • In another bowl, mix the salt with the flour and the baking powder. Transfer them to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon until the dough starts forming. Then, mix well with your hands until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes to rest.

For the filling

  • In a bowl add the anthotyro cheese, the sugar, the egg, the cinnamon, and mix well with a fork.
  • Set aside.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • Dust your working surface with flour and roll out the dough into a 0,5 cm thick sheet. Cut dough pieces with a 10 cm cookie cutter. Follow the same process until you get 22 dough pieces.
  • Divide the filling among the dough pieces and fold the edges of the dough towards the center, without covering the filling completely.
  • Press the edges of the dough with a fork and transfer the pastries to baking pans lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush them with the egg wash, sprinkle with the sugar, and bake each pan separately for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let them cool and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
19 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


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.

Sugars (g)
19 %


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.

Protein (g)
13 %


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.

Fibre (g)
3 %


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.

Sodium (g)
6 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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