Homemade Bougatsa Pie (custard pie)

Famous Greek Custard Pie known as bougatsa …


  • Milk – 1/2 kg
  • Eggs – 3
  • Semolina – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla – 2
  • Sugar – 1 cup of tea
  • Cinnamon – 1 tsp

For the pastry:

  • Flour – 1kg
  • Salt – 1 even teaspoonful
  • Butter – 1 pack


  1. Pour into a saucepan the milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and semolina little by little, stirring over medium heat to prevent clotting.
  2. As soon as it begins to thicken remove it from the fire.
  3. When cool, add the eggs, stirring well.
  4. In a bowl, add the flour (keep about 200g), salt and some water to make a medium dough.
  5. In a saucepan, melt butter. Cut the dough into 3 balls and roll out into large sheets.
  6. Brush leaves with butter and wrap in rolls.
  7. Cut into 5 pieces and place them for 10 minutes in the freezer.
  8. Remove from the freezer one sheet at time and roll as thin as possible.
  9. Put on each sheet 2 tablespoons of the cream we made, we seal the sides and begin to fold it up like envelope.
  10. Brush them with egg yolk and bake in preheated oven at 180ºC until golden brown.
  11. When cool sprinkle lightly with icing sugar and cinnamon.

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