In Greek: μηλόπιτα, pronounced mee-LOH-pee-tah
I use Golden Delicious apples in this recipe, but if you have a favorite apple you prefer for baking, use it. The recipe is easy to make, and uses olive oil, making it a great choice for those who don’t eat dairy products.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- 5 eggs – separated
- 5 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and grated
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 cups of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 390F (200C).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and cinnamon. Add egg yolks, flour, baking powder, sugar, and grated apples. Stir well to combine. Beat the egg whites to a light froth and stir into the mixture carefully.
Bake in a lightly oiled in an 11 1/2-inch round (or equivalent) pan at 390F (200C) for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Note: If the top of the cake browns too quickly, cover with foil until the cake is done.
Carrot Cake: Substitute 1 1/2 cups of finely grated carrots for the apples to make a delicious Greek version of carrot cake.