Do you ever want to find desserts that look great but are easy to make? This Melopita is absolutely one of those desserts. It is embarrassingly easy but do not tell anyone. The first time I made this dessert, I had no idea what it was or what it’s origin was. As you know, I am all about the theme. The meal has to be consistent from start to finish. You also know that I like to know where recipes originated.
So I did as I like to do, I googled it. One of the options was from a blog called Souvlaki for the Soul. How perfect. The blog title has soul in it and he is Greek. As he explains, Melopita has its origins from Greek islands. The word Melopita translates as honey pie. But this pie has cheese as he explains. He goes on further to explain that the original cheese was known as anthotyros. This is a traditional Greek cheese. It is very similar to ricotta. Ricotta is what option we have to use here in the States.
The whole recipe only has six ingredients. 90% of the ingredients is the ricotta cheese. The cheese is mixed with honey and eggs. Simply whisk the ingredients together and put into a baking dish. The cheese mixture is then baked in the oven. That is it. It is ridiculously easy. Remember, you promised not to tell anyone. The dish is finished by pouring honey over it. Crazy. Bake some cheese, pour honey over it, and you will want to make this dessert again and again.
The ingredients include the ricotta, honey, eggs,corn flour, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.
All the ingredients but the cinnamon in the bowl.
Whisk the ingredients together and pour into a baking dish.
It comes out of the oven with a golden brown color.
- 1 container ricotta
- 5 – 6 tbsp honey
- 3 eggs
- 1Tbsp corn flour
- ½ tsp salt
- vanilla or lemon zest for flavor
- Cinnamon for topping
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- In a bowl, add in all ingredients and whisk until completely incorporated.
- Spray a baking dish with canola spray. Pour the Melópita batter into the baking dish.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until golden.
- Before serving, dust generously with cinnamon and finish by drizzling with as much honey as you like.
The final dish.