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Homemade Tahini Pie

Enjoy the rich, nutty flavor of Tahini Pie in every bite!

April 8, 2023
Tahini PiePhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 60 mins



  1. Soak the yeast with warm milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180 °C).
  3. Put the flour in a deep bowl, add the yeast, oil, salt, and a pinch of granulated sugar, soaked in the middle of the egg, and knead in the food processor. When the dough has a smooth consistency, close the lid and leave until the volume doubles.
  4. To prepare the filling ingredients, in a large bowl, combine the tahini paste, sugar, and eggs. Mix well until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  5. Knead the fermented dough again and divide into 5 equal parts. Spread each part as widely as possible. Pour tahini-sugar mixture and roll the dough. Make a roll, starting from one end, by turning it around using a rolling pin. Do the same for all parts and arrange them in the tray. Soak again until it is twice the volume.
  6. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown.
  7. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  8. Once the pie has cooled, slice it and serve it with your favorite toppings, such as whipped cream or toasted sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tahini Pie
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.5 g46.8%
Cholesterol 29 mg9.7%
Sodium 84 mg3.7%
Potassium 257 mg5.5%
Protein 18.6 g37.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use high-quality tahini. Look for tahini that is made from high-quality sesame seeds and has a smooth, creamy texture. For more, check out our 'What Is Tahini?' article.
  • Toast the sesame seeds. To enhance the nutty flavor of the tahini, toast the sesame seeds before making the tahini filling.
  • Use room-temperature ingredients. Make sure that all of your ingredients, including the tahini, eggs, and butter, are at room temperature before you begin making the filling. This will help the ingredients mix together smoothly and evenly.
  • Don't overmix the batter. Otherwise, the pie will have a dense and tough texture. Mix the ingredients until they are just combined to achieve a smooth and creamy batter.
  • Use honey or maple syrup to add sweetness.
  • Bake the pie in the center of the oven. Placing the pie in the center of the oven can help it bake more evenly and prevent the edges from burning.
  • Don't overbake. Tahini pie can easily become overbaked. This will make the pie dry and crumbly. To prevent this, check the pie frequently and remove it from the oven as soon as the filling is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  • Let the bun cool completely. Allow the bun to cool completely before slicing. If you try to slice it while it's still hot, the filling may be too soft and spill out.
  • Add chopped nuts, almonds, fresh berries, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor and texture.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can be a great addition to the pie and will help balance out the flavors.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, look for a pre-made gluten-free pie crust or make your own with a gluten-free flour mix and vegan butter or coconut oil. Replace all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend, such as almond flour, oat flour, or a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix.
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Tahini pie is a delicious dessert that originates from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. With its rich and creamy filling made from tahini paste, sugar, and eggs and its flaky pastry crust, tahini pie is perfect for any occasion. It is the favorite of tahini lovers and a practical and delicious recipe. It gives energy and happiness.

This delectable dessert is perfect for anyone who loves the unique flavors of the Mediterranean. The nutty flavor of the tahini paste, combined with the sweetness of the sugar, creates a unique and delicious flavor that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Whether you're vegan or gluten-free, this homemade Tahini Bun recipe will impress you with its classic flavor.

What Is Tahini Pie?

Tahini pie is a dessert that features a creamy filling made from tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds.

Tahini pie is a popular dessert in Middle Eastern cuisine and is often served during holidays and celebrations. It has a rich, nutty flavor and a creamy texture that is both satisfying and indulgent.

Tahini pie can be made in a variety of ways for dietary preferences, such as vegan or gluten-free.

Is Tahini Pie Gluten-Free?

Whether Tahini Pie is gluten-free or not depends on the ingredients used to make it. Tahini, which is the main ingredient in the filling, is gluten-free as it is made from ground sesame seeds. However, the pie crust may contain gluten if it is made from wheat flour.

Tahini pie can be made gluten-free if a gluten-free pie crust is used. However, be sure to check the labels of all ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

To make a gluten-free Tahini Pie, you can use a gluten-free pie crust made from alternative flours such as almond flour or rice flour. Be sure to use gluten-free versions of any other ingredients that may contain gluten, such as baking powder or vanilla extract.

How To Make Vegan Tahini Pie?

To make this tahini pie vegan,

Eggs: Use flax eggs or chia eggs instead of eggs. To make a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. To make a chia egg, mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it forms a gel.

Butter: It can be substituted with coconut oil or vegan margarine.

Milk: Use unsweetened plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.

Dough: Look for a pre-made vegan pie dough or make your own with vegan butter or coconut oil.

What To Serve With Tahini Pie?

Tahini pie is a rich and delicious dessert that pairs well with a variety of accompaniments. Serve this pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It can be served with a cup of tea or coffee.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Tahini Pie:

How To Store Tahini Pie?

You can store homemade tahini pie in the refrigerator or freezer.

Refrigerator: Allow the pie to cool to room temperature before storing it. Cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out. Place the pie in the refrigerator and store it for up to 5 days.

Freezer: Allow the pie to cool to room temperature. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Place the wrapped pie in an airtight container or resealable freezer bag. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Tahini Pie?

To reheat the tahini pie:

  • Remove the frozen pie from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Remove the plastic wrap or aluminum foil from the pie.
  • Place the pie in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through. The exact baking time will depend on the size and thickness of your pie. Keep an eye on it and check it periodically.
  • Once the pie is heated through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Alternatively, you can microwave the pie for 20-30 seconds on medium power. However, microwaving may make the crust soggy.

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