Greek Semolina Pudding with Fig Puree
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Try this warm dish for a brunch or cold morning breakfast, serve with fresh fruit or a fruit compote. Don't leave the stove, stirring continuously is critical for a smooth result.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4-6
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1-2 teaspoons good vanilla
  • ½ cup semolina
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional if not adding fruit)
  • fig puree, fresh fruit,or jam preserves
Fig Puree
  • ½ cup dried figs
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a large saucepan add the milk and vanilla. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the semolina gradually and stirring continuously.
  3. Stir in the sugar (if not using fruit) and place back on the burner. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously, watching so the bottom doesn't burn.
  5. Serve with the fig puree below or with fresh fruit or preserves.
Fig Puree
  1. Place dried figs and cinnamon in a small bowl and add warm water. Set aside until figs become soft, 30 minutes-1 hour.
  2. Drain (save the water) and remove stick. Blend the fruit in a blender, adding as little as reserved water as possible to make a thick paste.
  3. Serve the semolina with fig puree.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at