Albanian Cornbread (Pite)

This Albanian cornbread (Pite) is a great accompaniment to stews. It is excellent warm but can dry out, so try to use up promptly or store well-wrapped.


Albanian Cornbread (Pite)


  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Servings 6-8



  • 1 1⁄2 cups cornmeal
  • 16 ounces cottage cheese (I would use small-curd)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped scallion
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion (to garnish)



Preheat oven to 400 deg. Grease an 8″ square baking dish. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the scallions for garnish.

Pour into the baking dish and spread out evenly.

Bake until lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Garnish with the remaining scallion and serve warm.


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