Greek Custard- Filled Phyllo Pastry (Galaktaboureko)


Greek Custard- Filled Phyllo Pastry (Galaktaboureko)


8 cups whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

zest from 1 orange

2/3 cup farina

4 large eggs

1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 lb. pkg. Phyllo dough

Spiced Lemon Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

zest from 1 large lemon

2 cinnamon sticks

4 whole cloves

juice from 1 lemon

Bring the milk sugar and orange zest to boil over medium heat. Whisking constantly, add farina slowly in a thin stream. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and cool the mixture, stirring from time to time to prevent a skin from forming on the top. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to blend well. Stir in vanilla and orange juice.

Brush a large 9×13 baking dish with a little butter Unfold phyllo and place damp towel over unused dough…

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4 thoughts on “Greek Custard- Filled Phyllo Pastry (Galaktaboureko)

  1. This looks delicious! It also happens to be my sisters favorite dessert. She calls it Gotta Let Your Booty Grow, because we could never pronounce it right and because its so addicting it will make your booty grow! I can’t wait to make it this week!

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