Poppy seed and orange pie

Pamper own carcass with a tender pie flavoured with poppy seeds and sour sweet orange filling. This dessert would be an ideal variant as a treat served with tea or coffee. The pie gets light rough citrus tints due to the use of orange zest. This poppy seed and orange pie will become one of the most favorite pies in your family.


  • 270 g (3/5 lb) flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of leaven
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds
  • 4 oranges
  • 200 g (1/2 lb) dairy butter
  • 185 ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp orange liqueur
  • vanilla sugar – to taste


Soak poppy seeds in warm water for 15 minutes. Then pour out the water. Combine flour, leaven, brown sugar and finely grated peel of 1 orange in a bowl. Stir the ingredients carefully.

Combine melted and cooled dairy butter, milk, juice of 1 orange, poppy seeds and eggs separately. Mix everything properly.

Combine the two masses. Mix them and pour in a baking cup with 26 cm diameter (greased with dairy butter). Bake the pie in the preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 45-50 minutes.

Pour water in a stewing pan. Add the peel of 3 oranges. Boil it for 5-7 minutes. Then place the orange peel on a colander and after in another pan. Add the juice of 1 lemon, sugar and vanilla sugar. Cook the ingredients for 15-20 minutes without a lid. Remove the heat and add the liqueur.

Transfer the baked pie on a platter and top it with the hot syrup.

Enjoy your meal!

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