Jujube pie

October 14th, 2010 § 2


The jujube also called as Chinese date, is not a very well known fruit. The English name derives from Greek ???????? (gigifa) but it is scarcely known in Greece. The origin of this fruit is from China while it is also grown and cultivated in India, Russia and Middle East including Turkey. In Turkish we call the fruit hünnap, deriving from Persian annab. The jujube fruit contains potassium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium, iron as well as vitamin A and C. For that reason it has been used in medicine for thousands of years in China. 

This is the harvest season for this palatable fruit and can be find fresh in the markets nowadays.

It has wide culinary use i.e. jujube jam, jujube tea or honey. 


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 grated lemon rind
  •  In a large bowl beat egg with sugar until stiff. Add milk, hazelnut oil,lemon juice and lemon rind. Pour flour and baking powder over the mixture and mix well. 

    Pour into a greased and floured 28cm diameter cake pan. 

    For the filling:                      

  • 350 gr jujube fruit (peel in stripes-stoned and sliced)
  • cinnamon, carnation, ginger powder
  • 3 T chopped walnut
  • Mix the ingredients all together. 

    Cover the pastry with sliced jujube fruit mixture. Bake in 175° C pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. 

  • granule icing sugar
  • Dust with granule icing sugar and serve. 

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    § 2 Responses to “Jujube pie”

    • Norma I. Eckhoff says:

      We have a very large Jujube tree and every year they go to waste since my husband is the only one who eats. I will be making him this recipe and See what he thinks of the results. My question is why do you use Hazelnut oil instead of others? Thank you very much for the recipe.


    • Aegeaneating says:

      Instead of hazelnut oil, you can use extra virgin olive oil. Hope your husband likes it.

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