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Poppy Seed Pies

Poppy Seed Pies


                                                                                                                     Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the dough:

  • In a food processor, add the lemon zest, icing sugar and flour. Beat for 10 seconds.
  • Add the butter and egg yolks and beat until a dough forms.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the filling:

  • In a saucepan, add the milk, sugar, zest and poppy seeds.
  • Simmer over low heat until the poppy seeds soak up all of the liquid.
  • Add the raisins, lemon juice and liqueur. Boil for 1 minute more.
  • Add the butter and vanilla.
  • Stir and refrigerate to chill..

For the pies:

  • Preheat the oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Roll out the dough to a 0.5 cm sheet.
  • Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out the dough into 6 cm circles.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop a shallow teaspoon of filling in the middle of each circle. Lift and pierce the edges in 2 places to form squares. The dough may crack a little but keep trying because when you taste these pies, it will be worth it!
  • Use a spatula to transfer the pies to the baking sheets. Brush with some egg.
  • Refrigerate baking sheets to chill, so that the pies keep their shape.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
6 %


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)
11 %

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)
5 %


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)
8 %


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)
4 %


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)
4 %


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)
0 %


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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