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Galopita or Galatopita

It’s a creamy and indulgent dessert made with layers of phyllo pastry and a custard-like filling made from milk, eggs, sugar, and sometimes semolina or flour for thickening.

Galatopita (sometimes called galopita) is a traditional Greek milk custard pie that translates to “milk pie” or “milk cake and is popular in the Peloponnese region of Greece, made especially during Easter.

It’s a creamy and indulgent dessert made with layers of phyllo pastry and a custard-like filling made from milk, eggs, sugar, and sometimes semolina or flour for thickening. The filling is typically flavoured with vanilla or lemon zest. Once baked, the pie is often dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon.

It’s a beloved dessert in Greek cuisine, enjoyed on various occasions and celebrations. There are several variations, including those with phyllo and those without. If you have ever tasted a great galatopita you would remember its richness, sweetness and unique texture.

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