Galatópita- Traditional Greek Milk Custard Pie




About: A born and raised Greek mother and professional cook and gluten free food writer who lives in Las Vegas. Love desserts and the unusual flavor combinations!

A traditional Greek dessert with a gluten free twist. Silky,with the beautifully burnt sugar on top,this pie is heavenly!


  • 1.5 quart (1.5 liters) milk
  • 5.2 oz (150 grams) gluten free multi-purpose flour (I used King Arthur measure for measure gf flour)
  • 1 cup pistachios (finely grounded ,peeled and raw if possible)
  • 7 oz (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg,room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest from 3 lemons*
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • powdered sugar to dust on top
  • chopped pistachios
  • lemon zest(optional but refreshing addition)


  1. Preheat oven at 350 F(180 C). Grease a 10in. x 10in pan (25,4 x 25,4 ) and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl,with a hand mixer beat egg and sugar until pale and creamy. Set aside.
  3. In a big pot, on a medium heat, warm up the milk. Not simmer or boil!Add the egg-sugar mixture into the pot filled with milk and start whisking really quick. You don’t want omelet with your dessert!
  4. Add flour and pistachio gradually and keep on whisking.Add vanilla extract,lemon zest and butter.
  5. Whisk until custard starts thickening up.Pour custard in the pan.
  6. Dust with a little bit of granulated sugar and bake it for an hour. The top will start browning and sugar will caramelize beautifully. Don’t worry if you see dark spots on top,it’s part of the beauty!
  7. Let it cool off completely and dust some powdered sugar on top, some pistachios and lemon zest. Lemon zest on top is optional,but really brightens up the dessert!Enjoy!

*NOTE:Lemons should be unwaxed! If you can’t find unwaxed lemons,simply wash them or dip them in a bowl filled with hot water and let them for 5-10 seconds. Dry them up with a kitchen towel and you’re ready!You’ll see a significant difference both in appearance and aroma.



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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Θα μοσχομυριζει η νεβαδα ολη μαυτα π κανεις εκει!

    1 reply

    2 years ago

    hi thank you

    Reasy nice & clear . can we use normal multi-purpose flour

    Thank you

    Can we use normale multi-purpose

    1 reply
    Rita Anastasiouaalnahed

    Reply 2 years ago


    thank you for liking my dessert! Of course you can use normal multi-purpose flour :)