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Catholic Recipe: Honey Pie


  • 2 pounds cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups honey
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 5 pastry sheets (Phyllo)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Details

  • Yield: 2 dozen
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Greece


Also Called: Melopitta

An Greek Easter delicacy, this could also be used for saints who have bees as a symbol, or honey, like John the Baptist.


Mix cottage cheese and sugar in large bowl. Add honey. Blend. Add eggs. Mix thoroughly. Line bottom of baking pan with 5 pastry sheets, one on top of the other, making certain to oil each sheet to prevent sticking. Spread cottage-cheese mixture on pastry sheets. Bake 35 minutes at 350° until golden brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cool. Cut in squares or diamonds to serve. Yield, 2 dozen

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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