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Galatopita

Galatopita, a Greek milk pie, comes in two versions: with or without filo. It features a semolina cream, eggs, and butter, topped with cinnamon and sugar.

Close-up of plate with a piece of Greek ‘Galatopita’ means milk pie and a fork beside it

Galatopita means ‘milk pie’ and is a traditional, delicious sweet that comes in two versions: with filo (Ioannina prefecture) or without it (Messinia prefecture).

The sweet has a rich semolina cream, eggs and sheep butter, and is baked in a pile of crispy crust pastry sheets topped with cinnamon and icing sugar.

The Messinian galatopita is a traditional dessert of the region and is usually made after the Holy Week, but also during the week after carnival day.

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