Fanouropita with raisins(Greek Sweet Pie)

Fanouropita is a traditional Greek fasting dessert that is always made with 7 or 9 ingredients, symbolizing the sacraments of the Church or the days of creation.

According to the custom, Orthodox Christians prepare it on August 27 to celebrate the memory of Saint Fanourios. Many people also prepare it when they have lost an object and want the Saint to reveal it to them, or even to bring them good luck.

We did it just because we were hungry and we wanted to have this dessert for our breakfast. 😀

Fanouropita (Greek Sweet Pie)

Super delicious for the afternoon coffee or tea as well! And if you want, you can, also, add nuts when you bake it.

Fanouropita is a delicious and easy dessert for all hours of the day and all occasions.

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Fanouropita with raisins (Greek Sweet Pie)

Pelagia & Mary – Greek Appetite
A traditional Greek fasting dessert with raisins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine greek
Servings 12 portions


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 95 ml orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tbsp baking soda
  • lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups of self-rising flour or other flour type where you add 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ cup raisins


  • In a bowl, pour the olive oil, sugar, orange juice, water, baking soda and lemon zest and mix well with the mixer on medium speed for a few minutes.
  • Slowly add flour and cinnamon and mix again with the mixer on medium speed until they are well combined. If it is difficult with the mixer, continue mixing with a spoon. At the end, add the raisins and stir.
  • Lightly grease a pyrex, pour the mixture and bake in a preheated oven on medium heat (175-180 degrees Celsius) for about 45 minutes.


Tip: to make sure it is fully cooked, put a knife in the pie towards the end of baking. If it comes out clean, without stuck dough, it means that it’s ready.
Keyword greek dessert, raisins, sweet pie, vegan

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