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Greek Tahini Pie Dessert Recipe

Tahini pie

Tahini pie

What Is Tahini Pie?

Tahini pie is a traditional sweet found in Greek, Turkish, Cypriot, and Armenian cuisines. It is made with tahini, and it contains no oil or butter. It's very tasty and beloved by children and adults alike. And since it doesn't have any oil or butter, you can enjoy it without the guilt!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

40 min

1 hour

1 hour 40 min

10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carnation powder
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup crystal sugar
  • 200 grams tahini
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup black raisins
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • Powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, carnation, and ginger.
  2. In a small bowl or cup, combine the raisins and wine. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, tahini, honey, and water. Mix to get a thick mixture. Slowly add the dry ingredients (from step 1) to the wet ingredients. Blend well.
  4. In a cup, rapidly combine the baking soda, orange juice and zest and then pour it into the batter. Continue mixing.
  5. Add the raisin and wine mixture (from step 2) and blend.
  6. Pour the batter into a nonstick round pan of 32 centimeters (approximately 12 inches). Bake for about 1 hour at 180 degrees C. When it's out of the oven, leave it to cool down, and then sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Photo Guide

Combining the wet ingredients

Combining the wet ingredients

Blending the batter

Blending the batter

Baking in a round pan

Baking in a round pan

Letting the pie cool down

Letting the pie cool down

Tahini pie with powdered sugar

Tahini pie with powdered sugar

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