Custard Pie (Galatopita)

Greek Cuisine
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: About 24 pieces (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
142 Calories
10g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 24 pieces (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 3g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Creamy semolina custard is baked until golden then bathed in sweet syrup. An easy custard pie that doesn’t require a pie crust or shell.


  • 1 stick butter (unsalted)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup semolina (you can substitute Farina)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F and lightly grease a 9-by-12-inch baking dish. (I use a glass baker.)

  3. In a large saucepan heat the milk with the butter until just boiling.

  4. Add the sugar and the semolina and continue cooking until the mixture thickens a bit, about 10 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Stir in the beaten eggs and the vanilla extract.

  6. Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish and bake in a preheated 400 F oven. Set a timer for 30 minutes.

  7. While the custard is baking prepare the syrup. Boil the water and stir in the sugar. Simmer uncovered for approximately 10 minutes.

  8. Pour the syrup over the custard and bake an additional 10 minutes.

  9. Cool the custard slightly before serving.

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