Portokalopita (Orange pie)

Perfectly fragrant Orange pie! It is highly pleasant to the taste!

ingredients:

  • 1 package store bought fyllo

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • zest from 2 oranges

  • 1 sachet baking powder

  • 1 vanilla

For the syrup

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 cups water or orange juice

  • zest from 2 oranges

  • little lemon

How to do:

Let the fyllo defrost at room temperature and when ready remove from the plastic wrap and unfold. Separate the sheets and lay them on the kitchen table and let them dry out for about half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk until fluffy and then add vegetable oil, orange zest, baking powder and vanilla. Continue beating until incorporated.

Take the  dry fyllo sheets and crush them with your hands over the batter. Mix the fyllo- batter mixture with a wooden spatula until incorporated.

Grease a 30 x 35 baking pan and pour the batter; use a spatula to spread it evenly.

If you like you can cut tissue thin slices of orange and place them on the surface of the batter for decoration.

Bake for about 30-35 min until golden brown.

Meanwhile boil the water, sugar, little lemon and zest from 2 orangesfor 10min to make the syrup.

When the  Portokalopita is baked, remove it from the oven and pour the syrup over it.

Let cool and keep refrigerated. Serve cool.

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source:saborconna.blogspot.ca