Kalitsounia (small pies) with sweet mizithra cheese

(approx. 20-25 pieces /person)


For the pastry

  • Butter 130gr
  • Sugar 200gr
  • Milk 200gr
  • Eggs 2 pieces
  • Baking Powder 2 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour 1kg

For stuffing

  • Cretan Mizitha cheese 1 kg
  • Sugar ½ kg
  • Cinnamon 1 tsp
  • Eggs 2 pieces


For the pastry, whisk butter, sugar, milk and eggs well with a wire-whisk, until they become a homogenous mixture. Add sifted flour with baking powder and manually whisk well. The pastry must be soft. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. For the stuffing, manually crack the Mizithra cheese and add all the other ingredients. Using a pastry roller, make a sheet about 2-3mm thick, and cut round discs of 8-10cm diameter. In each disc, we put a spoonful of stuffing and fold pinching with your fingers to give them their characteristic polygonal shape. Beat an egg with some water and dab on the mixture using a cooking brush, to give it a more vivid color. Bake in pre-heated oven, in 170⁰C for 25-30 minutes, until they get a golden color. Keep in room temperature.