This is a traditional Greek recipe. When I first heard of it, I was very reluctant to try something so strange. After tasting it, it turned into one of the family's favorite desserts. And it is very easy to make! Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon before serving if you wish.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the flour in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • In a large bowl, stir together the watermelon, flour, honey, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Grease a 9 or 10 inch pie plate, and sprinkle half of the sesame seeds over the bottom. Pour the watermelon filling over the seeds, the filling should be about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds over the top.

  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

182.1 calories; 3 g protein; 37.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
very different but extremely nice pudding. Good with cream or on its own. All our dinner quests enjoyed it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2006
Not bad a nice departure from the usual dessert. But for the hoopla involved I'd rather have plain ol' watermelon. I'm also not a huge fan of sesame seeds. Everyone who tried it said it was pretty good but preferred the slices of fresh melon for dessert. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
very different but extremely nice pudding. Good with cream or on its own. All our dinner quests enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2006
Not bad a nice departure from the usual dessert. But for the hoopla involved I'd rather have plain ol' watermelon. I'm also not a huge fan of sesame seeds. Everyone who tried it said it was pretty good but preferred the slices of fresh melon for dessert. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/23/2006
this was not what i expected it was rubbery and not juicy too bad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
very different but extremely nice pudding. Good with cream or on its own. All our dinner quests enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2010
this pie comes from the island of milos.yummy(if you do it properly) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/30/2006
Not good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2006
I'm not sure what this is supposed to taste like but it had a rubbery texture and wasn't flavorful. I would not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2008
I love this recipe and it always helps me use all of my watermelon before it goes bad. Coupled w/ the sesame seeds its great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Unique and delicious. It is more like a chewy dense cake so if you are thinking "pie" you will be disappointed. Also it doesn't taste much like watermelon-it's just sweet cakey and good. Coat the bottom of your pie plate with olive oil before you put the seeds down and it will come out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2014
This pie was really good. Not knock-your-socks-off awesome... but really good. I always enjoy trying new things and this was "something completely different." I made it for my family of 8 and everyone liked it a lot. I would make it again. The sesame seeds add a surprising amount of flavor. I would never have thought to put these ingredients together but it works. I served it topped with whipped cream. One tip for the sesame seeds... I greased my pie plate with pan spray. When I added the sesame seeds I turned and tapped the plate like you would to flour a pan all over the bottom and rim. It gave me a great even sesame seed "shell" to pour the filling into. Read More
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