Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

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Indulge your family with the golden, crispy, and incredibly tender Galaktoboureko milk pie, straight from the original Greek recipe. Whether you’ve strolled through the streets of Greece or not, this dessert will transport you to the heart of Mediterranean flavors. Unveil the mystery behind “Galaktoboureko,” meaning “custard wrapped in filo” in Greek, and embark on a culinary journey with this delectable treat.

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Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Milk Pie:

  • Eggs – 6-8 pieces
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Semolina – 1.5 cups
  • Milk – 7 cups
  • Lemon – 1 piece (only the zest)
  • Unsalted butter – 3 tablespoons
  • Phyllo dough – 600 grams (or 10 sheets)
  • Melted unsalted butter – 150 grams
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 packet

For the Syrup:

  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Water – 1 cup

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Instructions:

In a saucepan, whisk eggs and gradually add sugar until the mixture thickens. Add semolina, lemon zest, and vanilla sugar. Pour in milk, creating a custard that thickens over heat, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and mix thoroughly.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a baking dish with melted butter. Layer 6 phyllo sheets, generously brushing each with melted butter. Ensure the sheets extend beyond the edges of the dish by about 2 cm.

Spread the custard evenly over the phyllo layers. Place the remaining 4 phyllo sheets on top, brushing each with melted butter. Fold the protruding edges of the sheets upwards.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Brush the entire pie with melted butter and bake for approximately 45 minutes until golden and appetizingly crispy.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

While the pie is baking, prepare the syrup by combining sugar, water, and lemon juice over low heat. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened, stirring continuously.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Once the pie is out of the oven, immediately pour the syrup over it, allowing the pie to absorb it entirely. As the pie cools, it will soak up the syrup.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Allow the Galaktoboureko to cool, then refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. Bring it to room temperature for an hour before serving.

Greek Delight: Galaktoboureko Milk Pie Recipe

Treat your senses to the enchanting flavors of Greece with this Galaktoboureko milk pie recipe. A symphony of crispy layers, velvety custard, and citrusy syrup awaits—a delightful journey for your taste buds!

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