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Poppy pie – Gluten-free and easy to make pie

Say hello to Poppy Pie! This delightful treat is a gluten-free twist on the classic cheesecake, with a light and fresh texture that will leave you wanting more. This pie is not only delicious but also super easy to make. Made with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese, Poppy Pie is not only a healthier option, but also a delicious treat.

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They served this at a resort in Greece, where I was staying. The head chef was kind enough to give me the recipe and now I am going to share it with you.

Crust Options

I prefer adding a digestive biscuit crust or graham cracker crust to Poppy Pie. If you prefer a gluten-free option, you can choose gluten-free biscuits or crackers for the crust. However, if you’re looking to reduce the calorie content, you have the option to skip the crust altogether and focus on making the delicious filling. Simply omit the crust preparation step and follow the instructions to bake the filling as described.

The Freshness of Greek Yogurt

While traditional cheesecakes are typically made with cream cheese, Poppy Pie takes a lighter approach by using Greek yogurt as its main ingredient. Greek yogurt not only adds a tangy and refreshing flavor but also lends a creamy and smooth texture to the pie. It’s a healthier alternative that doesn’t compromise on taste.

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How to make Poppy Pie

Pie Crust

  • Start by crushing the digestive biscuits. To create the crust, either use a food processor to pulse the biscuits until they are finely ground or place the biscuits in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs.
  • Transfer the crumbled biscuits to a non-stick spring-form pan 25 cm (10 in).
  • Melt the butter and pour it over the crumbled biscuits.
  • Use a spoon to combine the melted butter with the biscuit crumbs.
  • Finally press the mixture firmly along the pan to form the crust. Set aside.

Filling

  • Preheat oven 170° C (338°F)
  • Start by whisking together yogurt and milk until well combined.
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the filling into the spring-form pan with the pie crust. Alternatively, if you’re making the option without the crust, pour the filling directly into a non-stick 25 cm (10 in) spring-form pan.
  • Allow the pie to cool completely on the bench before placing into the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1.5 – 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve the pie as is or with some fresh berries.
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Poppy Pie is best enjoyed chilled, allowing the flavors to meld together and the pie to achieve its desired consistency. Each bite offers a refreshing combination of tangy Greek yogurt and a delightful crunch from the poppy seeds.

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Poppy pie – Gluten-free and easy to make pie

Poppy pie

This is a fresh, light and a different kind of cheesecake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Refrigerator 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Servings 10
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie crust

  • 180 g Digestive biscuits or graham crackers (6 .3oz) (about 12 biscuits)
  • 85 g Butter, melted (3 oz)

Filling

  • 800 g Greek yogurt (1.76lb)
  • 200 g Milk (7fl.oz) 2% fat
  • 300 g Sugar (10.6 oz) White
  • 80 g Corn starch (2.8oz) Maizena
  • 40 g Poppy seed (1.4 oz)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract or Vanilla powder
  • ½ tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Pie crust

  • Start by crushing the digestive biscuits. To create the crust, either use a food processor to pulse the biscuits until they are finely ground or place the biscuits in a zip-lock bag and use a rolling pinto crush them into fine crumbs.
  • Transfer the crumbled biscuits to a non-stick spring-form pan 25 cm (10 in)
    crushed graham biscuits for pie crust
  • Melt the butter and pour it over the crumbled biscuits.
    butter and biscuits for pie crust
  • Use a spoon to combine the melted butter with the biscuit crumbs.
  • Press the mixture firmly along the pan to form the crust. Set aside.
    pie crust

Filling

  • Preheat oven 170° C (338°F)
  • Start by whisking together yogurt and milk until well combined.
    yogurt and milk mix for poppy pie
  • Then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
    ingredients for poppy pie in a bowl
  • Pour the filling into the spring-form pan with the pie crust.
    Alternatively, if you're making the option without the crust, pour the filling directly into a non-stick 25 cm (10 in) springform pan.
    poppy pie in a form
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until you achieve a light golden color.
    baked poppy pie
  • Allow the pie to cool completely on the bench before placing into the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1.5 – 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve the pie as is or with some fresh berries.
    Poppy pie whole

Notes

With the crust, Poppy Pie has around 399 calories per serving. Without the crust, it contains approximately 254 calories per serving.


When you try it, I would love to hear your comments.

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