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Lemon Phyllo Pie with Syrup

Lemon Phyllo Pie with Syrup


  • Boil 2 of the 5 lemons in water for 45 minutes.
  • When ready, cut them in half, remove any seeds and squeeze from excess water.
  • Beat the boiled lemons in a food processor and set aside in a bowl.
  • Grate the zest from one of the remaining 3 lemons and squeeze the juice from all three. Set aside until needed.

For the syrup

  • Boil the water and sugar in a saucepan.
  • When the sugar melts, remove from heat.
  • Add the juice from the 3 lemons and set the syrup aside to cool completely.

For the pie

  • Open the package of phyllo dough and spread the sheets of phyllo one next to the other, without letting them touch one another.
  • Let them dry out. This could take from 1 to 3 hours. They will be ready when you touch them and they break in to pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • When the phyllo has dried out, crush them with your hands to break them up in to pieces as small as possible.
  • In a bowl, combine the 2 lemons you beat in the food processor along with the vegetable oil, sugar, milk, vanilla and eggs.
  • Add the baking powder and baking soda. Mix just to combine.
  • Add the crushed phyllo dough in 5 batches, mixing very well with a spatula after every addition so that the pieces of phyllo don’t stick together.
  • Grease a 25x30 cm baking pan and dust with flour.
  • Add the mixture and use a spatula to spread it evenly in the pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until crunchy and golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cooled syrup over the pie.
  • Allow it to cool and then refrigerate to chill.
  • When ready, cut in to pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
35 %


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)
48 %

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)
45 %

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)
36 %


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)
91 %


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)
10 %


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)
7 %


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)
10 %


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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