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Galaktoboureko – Greek Custard Pie

Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert of semolina custard in filo. The name means “milk börek”. It may be made in a pan, with filo layered on top and underneath and cut into square portions, or rolled into individual servings. It is served or coated with a clear, sweet syrup. Wikipedia

This is not a typical home recipe. It was mastered through many years of trials and gained weight. It’s super creamy


  • 5 eggs
  • 3 C whole milk
  • 3 C light cream
  • 11 oz sugar
  • 4 oz rice flour
  • 2 oz fine semolina
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1package phyllo
  • Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Make syrup first and cool
  2. Scald milk and cream in pot
  3. Mix eggs,sugar,semolina and flour together with whisk
  4. Add to milk slowly(temper)
  5. Keep boiling until thick, about 5-8 min
  6. Butter pan (Use deep pan, I used 14 x11 3 deep),add half on the bottom folding over sides so wen you add cream it will be totally enclosed
  7. Add cream then add top layers buttering every piece, fold in all layers and tuck in any remaining extra pieces
  8. Score slightly with very sharp knife
  9. Bake at 325 for 60 min
  10. Add syrup soon as it’s out of oven

Trust me, it’s the best!


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