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Greek custard pie with orange – Galaktoboureko

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Greek custard pie with orange – Galaktoboureko


For the syrup

  • Place a pot over medium heat, add the sugar, the water, the glucose, the cinnamon, the cloves, the orange peels, and let them come to a boil.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and set the syrup aside to cool.

For the cream

  • Place a pot with water over medium heat, add the oranges and boil them for 1 hour. Make sure that they are constantly covered with plenty of water and, if needed, add more water during boiling. 
  • Remove the oranges from the pot and set them aside to cool.
  • Cut the boiled oranges in half, remove the seeds, and juice them well.
  • Beat the oranges in a food processor until they are pureed. Set them aside until needed.
  • Place a pot over medium heat, add the milk, the sugar, and let the milk come to a boil.
  • Add the semolina and whisk well for 4-5 minutes, until the cream thickens.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, add the 50 g of ice-cold butter along with the orange puree, whisk well, and set aside for 5-10 minutes so that the temperature of the cream drops. 
  • Add the eggs one by one, the vanilla powder, and whisk until homogenized.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • Melt the remaining 220 g butter in the microwave or in a pot.
  • With a pastry brush, butter a 30x35 cm baking pan well.
  • Place the first phyllo sheet in the pan and drizzle it with plenty of butter, making sure that the pastry brush does not touch the phyllo. 
  • Follow the same process for the remaining five phyllo sheets and then, press them lightly with your hands.
  • Add the filling on top, spread it well with a spoon, and turn the edges of the phyllo inwards. Drizzle the cream with a little butter.
  • Follow the same process for the rest of the phyllo sheets. Attention! Do not forget to drizzle the phyllo sheets, one by one, with butter.
  • Place the last phyllo sheet carefully on top, flip the edges inwards, press them with the pastry brush, and brush them with butter. This way, you will “seal” the galaktoboureko.
  • With a knife, score the galaktoboureko into 12 pieces, slightly cut them, and pour the rest of the butter over them.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Take the galaktoboureko out of the oven and pour the cold syrup over it.
  • Set it aside to cool and absorb the whole syrup.
  • Serve with the orange peels from the syrup and cloves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
41 %


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)
34 %

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)
70 %

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)
55 %


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)
120 %


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)
20 %


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)
6 %


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)
7 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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