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Galatopita – A Traditional Greek Milk Pie

This sweet galatopita recipe will take you around 40 minutes to prepare and around 60 minutes to cook. Our Greek traditional milk pie will serve 8-10 persons. I have first tried galatopita, one of my favorite Greek desserts, when I was a kid and I was at my best friend’s house. His mother, a great cook, has just made this delicious Greek milk pie and was really proud of it! How couldn’t she? Her galatopita was absolutely delicious.

Apparently, galatopita, quite similar to galaktoboureko but not so syrupy, is one of the most popular Greek traditional pies. As a result, there are many variations to this recipe. Great for your breakfast or to treat your guests, this galatopita recipe will drive you and your kids crazy! I got this recipe straight from one of the best cooks I have ever met. To make this traditional Greek milk pie healthier, you can replace sugar with stevia.

Galatopita Recipe (with filo) – Ingredients

For the custard

  • 1 liter of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g. of fine semolina
  • 180 g. of sugar (or equivalent stevia quantity)
  • 50 g. of butter
  • 3 vanilla portions

For the phyllo 

  • 8 sheets of phyllo
  • 2 tbsps of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon (optional)
  • 100 g of butter, melted

For serving

  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Galatopita Recipe (with filo) – Instructions

  1. Start this galatopita recipe by bringing the milk almost to a boil in a saucepan over medium temperature.
  2. Add the semolina to milk. Continuously stir over the heat for around 5 minutes.
  3. At the same time, take a bowl. Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Remove pot from oven. Gradually, add the eggs mixture and stir well.
  5. Place again the pot in the oven over medium temperature making sure to stir continuously over the heat until a thick crème is formed (around 8-10 minutes). Remove pan from heat, add butter, stir well again and allow to totally cool.
  6. Take a bowl. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Mix it.
  7. Grease a baking dish with melted butter. Place half of the phyllo sheets into the baking dish having brushed each phyllo with butter. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the phyllo sheets.
  8. Evenly spread the galatopita mixture.
  9. With the same way, cover the mixture with the other of phyllo sheets having again brushed each phyllo with butter. Brush well its surface with butter.
  10. Preheat oven to 356 degrees.
  11. Bake for around 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  12. Remove galatopita from the oven.
  13. Allow it to cool before cutting into pieces.
  14. Sprinkle with sugar before serving.

If you liked this galatopita recipe, you should try this traditional galaktoboureko recipe. Check out my food blog for more Greek dessert recipes. Enjoy!

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