Greek Recipes for Pastries Made with Phyllo Dough
Baklava - Classic Phyllo Pastry with Walnuts and Almonds
Baklava is an all-time favorite Greek pastry that has many, many variations. This is a classic recipe that is easy to make and is guaranteed to...
The Art of Baklava
Baklava is made in every region of Greece (and throughout the Middle East) and, as a dish that requires some time and expense to make, it is generally reserved for special occasions. Learn more about Baklava and its many variations.
Almond & Walnut Shredded Dough Pastry - Kataifi
Katafi is a pastry that looks like it is wrapped in shredded wheat. It is a traditional pastry made with nuts on the inside and soaked in a sugar or honey syrup. This recipe is a rolled version, with shredded dough wrapped around an almond and walnut filling, and after cooking, the pastry is soaked in a sweet syrup.
Ancient Recipe for Baklava - Gastrin
Gastrin was known as a Cretan sweet in Roman times. Similar in preparation and appearance to baklava, it has some unusual ingredients.
If you've been hesitant about trying a baklava recipe because you've never worked with phyllo dough, this might be for you. If you can make a jelly roll, you can make this delicious Greek dessert.
Coiled Baklava - Souromenos Baklavas
Sheets of phyllo dough are gathered (bunched) and rolled into coils, creating light delicious pastries. Made with the traditional baklava elements of phyllo, nuts, and syrup, this is a delightful and different presentation.
Creamy Custard Phyllo Pastry - Bougatsa me Krema
A favorite Greek street food and snack, this version of bougatsa has a custard filling and is sliced and served warm, sprinkled with confectioner's sugar and cinnamon.
Custard-Filled Phyllo Rolls - Galaktoboureko Rolla
Galaktoboureko is a favorite dessert, and these individual servings are made with the same delicious custard filling rolled up into neat packets made with phyllo pastry sheets.
Custard Pie with Phyllo & Syrup - Galatopita me Siropi
There are several different versions of this custard dessert; this is one of the older recipes with a phyllo bottom and syrup.
Fried Cheese Pies with Myzithra Cheese - Myzithropita
This recipe for small cheese pies (pitas) uses myzithra, a favorite dessert cheese. Can't find myzithra cheese? Try farmer's cheese. Follow step-by-step instructions with photos to make this delicious dessert or snack.
Orange Yogurt Phyllo Pastry - Pita me Portokali & Yiaourti
A delightful phyllo pie for orange lovers. Made with phyllo (filo) sheets, orange peel, eggs, and thick Greek yogurt.
Pumpkin Pie - Kolokythopita
This is a sweet pumpkin (or squash) pie in the Greek tradition - made with phyllo dough, olive oil, honey, sugar, and cinnamon - with a syrupy topping.
Sesame Baklava - Baklavas Sousamenios
This is a delightful version of baklava made with sesame seeds, and a Christmas Eve tradition in many Greek homes. Layers of phyllo dough sprinkled with sesame seeds. No nuts. No butter.
Baklava with Honey-Based Syrup
This recipe calls for both almonds and walnuts, served with a honey-based syrup, from deTraci Regula, Guide to Greece for Visitors.
Baklawa with Walnuts or Pistachios
A recipe for baklawa that uses walnuts or pistachios, from our Guide to Middle Eastern Foods.
Custard Phyllo Pie Recipe - Galaktoboureko
Impossible to resist, this custard pie called Galaktoboureko is one of the all-time favorite Greek desserts. A creamy custard filling is baked in...
Phyllo Tips & Techniques
Tips and techniques for making phyllo dough, folding and shaping it, and getting the best results from both homemade and commercial phyllo.