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As easy as pie

Although making pies is not considered to be an easy job, pies are considered easy to eat and this bell pepper pie is both really easy to make and to eat.

Bell Peppers, also known as sweet peppers are native to Mexico and their seeds were carried to Spain during the 15th century and from there spread to other European and Asian countries.  They are named bell peppers for their bell-like shape.  They have a mild, sweet flavour and are so beautiful in many dishes because they are so colourful.

As I have said many times in Greece we make pies out of anything and there are mentions of pies in the plays of Aristophanes dating back to the 5th century BC.  During the time of Aristophanes there were, of course, no bell peppers but the whole philosophy is to make pies out of ingredients which are available at home and need to be used.

In this pie I have used three different cheeses but if you can’t find any of these cheeses, feta is also perfect in this pie.  I used fresh oregano and thyme from my pots but you can use dried and if you don’t have chives you can substitute it with a leek.

I am sending this recipe to Priya, of Priya’s Easy and Tasty who is hosting the event AFAM: Bell Peppers.

Bell Pepper Pie – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Makes: 12



Red Bell Peppers, julienned


Orange Bell Peppers, julienned


Yellow Bell Peppers, julienned


Green Bell Pepper, julienned



Soft Myzithra cheese



Graviera cheese, grated



Halloumi, cheese grated





Puff Pastry (thawed)



Olive Oil



Chives, finely cut



Parsley, finely cut



Onion, finely chopped

1 – 2


Garlic, finely chopped



Fresh oregano and thyme or ½ tsp dried oregano and thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Sweet paprika






Sesame seeds for sprinkling on top



Wash and cut the peppers julienne.


In a sautéing pan heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic, for 1 – 2 minutes, then add chives, fresh oregano and thyme, as well as the bell peppers and sauté for 5 – 10 minutes until soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. .


In a bowl mix all cheeses, eggs, spices and parsley. Mix in the peppers.


Brush a baking tin with olive oil and spread one puff pastry sheet. Add the filling on top and the second pastry sheet on top. Brush with olive oil and carve with a sharp knife into the amount of pieces you wish. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.


Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C until golden brown.

I am also sending this recipe to Konstantina, of Ehei Gousto, for her event Red Hot Chili Peppers, as any kinds of peppers and colours are acceptable.  Konstantina, who is Greek, has a beautiful blog with lovely recipes and is blogging in Italian and Greek although she lives in Germany.  So what are you waiting, go and check her out.

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21 Responses

  1. I love bell peppers and this pie looks mouth watering!!

  2. Goodmorning!
    That one seems so delicious!!
    If you feel like it, you could participate in this collection of pepper-recipes:
    Otherwise, I will steal you recipe and participate myself with it, hahahha:))
    Have a nice day!

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  3. Very nice Ivy. I like putting puff pastry to a savory use.

  4. This looks delicious Ivy. I love your photo of the capsicums – it’s gorgeous.

  5. Pites are so versatile…agreed Ivy. Nice use of the pipperies and cheeses in the filling.

  6. Sumptuous & Summery! I love bell peppers of any kind tho i did not know how they got to europe..lovely treat Ivy!

  7. Looks delicious Ivy! Wonderful use of peppers and it would make the perfect meal along with a refreshing salad.

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  8. This looks delicious, Ivy, and certainly something that my husband and I would love. I will definitely try this, I think!

  9. Ivy i have never made a pie, i always think it is so difficult to make and you sound it so easy to make.
    Looks really yummy delcious.

  10. Wow, Ivy, that pie looks so good – I love all the ingredients!

  11. This pie sounds really good! I like the sound of using the halloumi in it.

  12. Wow, that pie looks so scrumptious! A wonderful creation!


    Rosa xoxo

  13. What an innovative savory pastry! Like the use of colorful bell peppers..

  14. The filling can also be used for turnover…….hmm….should be delicious too.

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  15. This look so delicious with three different colored peppers and three kinds of cheese! I’m very behind on visiting blogs, Ivy, I’ve been enjoying the warm weather and getting my garden in, sorry I’ve missed some of your delicious posts.

  16. Ivy with recipes looking this good I always have a reason to come on by, don’t you worry 🙂 If I ever don’t, it’s that crazy thing called work…

    Anyways, even though I’m not into cheese too much, this does look very good. I’m intrigued by the sesame seeds, and I anything with chives totally jives with me 🙂

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  17. I love bell peppers, so this pie should taste yummy! 🙂

  18. Ivy I also love bell peppers and this pie really seems to be quite easy.

  19. That does sound easy and delicious! The combination of cheeses sounds great too.

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  20. This turned out wonderfully and I like your Cypriot touch with the Halloumi.

  21. Debbie

    This looks delicious Ivy. I love your photo of the capsicums – it’s gorgeous. i must try it.:)