Watermelon Delight

Print Friendly and PDF Watermelon delight, or watermelon pie, is traditionally made in the Cyclades Islands as well as in some of the Dodecanese Islands.

The traditional recipe uses an August watermelon from a waterless plantation - a field where different fruit and vegetables, such as melons, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, gumbo etc. are cultivated, without a drop of water. These fruits are usually smaller in size and extremely aromatic.

However, in the absence of that kind of watermelon, it can still taste delicious with normal watermelons.


For a 30-cm baking pan:

1 medium size watermelon
1/2 kg flour
3 - 4 tablespoons sugar
50g sesame seeds
3 tablespoons honey (preferrably Greek)


Cut the watermelon in half.

Discard the hard outer skin and place the inside in a bowl.

Remove the seeds and make into a pulp with your hands.

Allow the watermelon to strain for about an hour. (you can keep the juice to drink)

Mix the flour, sugar about 1/3 of the honey with the pulp and place in the baking pan.

Pour another 1/3 of the honey evenly over the mixture and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for about 70 minutes.

When you remove it from the oven, add the remaining honey and the dessert is ready.

It can be eaten straight from the oven, but is also delicious cold.

Eat and Enjoy

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