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Greek custard pie with peanut butter – Bougatsa

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Greek custard pie with peanut butter – Bougatsa

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200oC (390o F) set to fan.
  • Place a saucepan over medium heat and melt the butter.
  • Butter a 30x35 cm baking pan well with a pastry brush.
  • Spread 1 phyllo sheet into the pan, lightly butter it, cover with a second phyllo sheet, and lightly butter this one as well. 
  • Butter the rest of the phyllo sheets, crinkle them, and place them into the pan one next to the other (accordion-like), making sure not to press them a lot and lose their volume. 
  • If there is any leftover melted butter, drizzle it over the phyllo. 
  • Place the baking pan on the highest rack in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the phyllo is crispy and nicely golden. 

For the cream

  • In a bowl add the eggs, the yolks, the granulated sugar, and the peanut butter. 
  • Whisk very well until the sugar is dissolved and there is a uniform mixture.
  • Add the vanilla extract, the baking powder, the milk, the heavy cream, and whisk well. 
  • Transfer the cream to a jug in order to pour it easily into the pan.

To assemble

  • Remove the baking pan from the oven, pour the cream over the phyllo, and sprinkle with the dark brown soft sugar.
  • Lower the oven’s temperature to 180oC (350o F) set to fan.
  • Put the baking pan back into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and set it aside to cool for a while.
  • Sprinkle with the icing sugar, the cinnamon, and the coarsely chopped peanuts.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

776
Calories (kcal)
39 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

46.0
Total Fat (g)
66 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

25.0
Saturated Fat (g)
125 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

75.0
Total Carbs (g)
29 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

42.0
Sugars (g)
47 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

15.0
Protein (g)
30 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.9
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.7
Sodium (g)
12 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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