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A traditional Greek pie

Women in Skopelos, Greece, bake this pie on the 26th of August every year, on the eve of Saint Fanourios’ name day. They then bring their pies to the church of Saint Fanourios where the priest blesses them in a ceremony. After Mass the pies are shared between the congregation.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup raisins (or crushed walnuts)
  • 1 tsp.  cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. clove powder
  • backing powder


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixer.
  2. Grease a pan with olive oil and dust with a little sugar and flour.
  3. Pour the mixture into the greased pan.
  4. Bake in medium oven for about an hour.
  5. Enjoy!

One Response to “A traditional Greek pie”

  1. Zoe Says:

    I believe it is called a Fanouropita Pie.