This is a Greek cheesecake prepared with honey and unsalted mizithra or ricotta cheese. These cakes are usually prepared during the Easter festivities in the Cycladic islands, especially in Sifnos and Ios.
Mizithra comes in both a fresh, soft variety and a hard, aged variety. Ensure that you use the fresh and soft mizithra in this recipe.
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This recipe was really easy to make and very tasty. However, if you are not an expert at cooking with eggs, then the 4 eggs needed, have to be egg whites. I didn't realise this and spent nearly 10 minutes trying to make the eggs form a soft mound. - 10 Mar 2013
This was my first time making a pie and pie crust, but it turned out well. It was fine with clover honey; I didn't have any thyme honey. The filling never got thick when I was mixing it, but the pie baked well, and my family loved it. - 29 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was very easy and delicious. I suspect the ingredients should have called for egg whites instead of eggs, as only egg whites would form the peaks as described, but since the previous reviewers made it as is, so did I and it came out fine. The filling never gets stiff, but it came out great. Not too sweet, not too heavy. - 06 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)