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Galaktoboureko - Custard Pie with Shredded Phyllo

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Galaktoboureko - Custard Pie with Shredded Phyllo


For the syrup

  • Place a pot over high heat.
  • Add the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon rind (no pith) and honey.
  • Heat for about 5-7 minutes, until the sugar dissolves.
  • When it does, remove from heat, lightly stir and set it aside to cool completely.

For the custard filling

  • Place a pot over low heat.
  • Add the milk, half of the sugar, semolina, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and the heavy cream.
  • Whisk for about 3-4 minutes, until the custard thickens.
  • When the whisk starts to leave streaks in the mixture, it will have thickened enough and you will know it is ready.
  • Remove from heat and add the 50 g of butter.
  • Whisk until the butter has melted and is completely incorporated.
  • Add the salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Lightly stir and set aside.
  • In a mixer, add the eggs and remaining sugar.
  • Beat for 5 minutes on high speed with the whisk attachment, until the eggs become fluffy and the sugar is completely incorporated.
  • Using a ladle or spatula, pick up heaping amount of the egg-sugar mixture and add it to the pot with the custard.
  • Stir to combine and then add all of the custard mixture in the pot to the egg-sugar mixture.
  • Gently fold so that you don’t lose the volume of the cream and set it aside to cool.

For the galaktoboureko

  • Preheat the oven to 160* C (320* f) Fan.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes at 800 watts. You can also melt it in a small saucepan.
  • Use your fingers to untangle the shredded phyllo dough, making sure that there are no knots and spread it apart. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a 28 cm round baking pan with some of the melted butter.
  • Add more than half of the shredded phyllo to the baking pan, making sure there is no phyllo dough on the circumference of the pan.
  • Drizzle the phyllo with half of the melted butter, without letting the pastry brush touch it.
  • Add the cream and spread it nicely and evenly with a spatula.
  • Cover with the remaining shredded phyllo. Press it down well and give a nice shape to the edges.
  • To finish, drizzle with the remaining melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and turn galaktoboureko over into another baking pan that is the same size and shape. You can also use the same baking pan.
  • Bake again for 1 hour.
  • When ready, remove from oven and pour the cool syrup over the sweet.
  • Set it aside for 30 minutes until it cools to room temperature and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
27 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
34 %


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.

Sugars (g)
68 %


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.

Protein (g)
7 %


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.

Fibre (g)
4 %


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.

Sodium (g)
3 %


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.

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

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