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).


  1. Charming simple treat! I love it! I could just imagine how it'd taste like with a little pinch of saffron.

  2. Good luck with the new food blog! Plenty of room for everyone, glad you started.

    Dave at

  3. I always have Semolina on hand...never thought about making such a wonderful dessert as the Greek pie.