Sunday, July 17, 2011

Greek Milk Pie (γαλατόπιτα)

Galatopita is a custard-like Greek dessert

5 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup fine semolina
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a large saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Add butter, sugar and cinnamon. When butter is melted add the semolina, cook until, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens. Take the saucepan of the heat and let cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add to the semolina mixture, a little at a time. Beat well to incorporate.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-60 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Remove and let cool. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered sugar (or both).