READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Zaar World Tour 2006 Galaktoboureko is a traditional Greek dessert made with a custard in a crispy phyllo pastry shell. Don't let this recipe intimidate you.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

OUTSTANDING DESSERT, for sure! I really enjoyed making this recipe & everything seemed to come together just right! This very tasty dessert is something that needs to be shared with company, although the best that I could do was to invite several neighbor couples over for an afternoon of sharing! This one is certainly a keeper! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed while in Greece with ZWT6]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour milk into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the semolina, cornstarch, 1 cup sugar and salt so there are no cornstarch clumps.
  3. When milk comes to a boil, gradually add the semolina mixture, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a full boil.
  5. Remove from heat, and set aside, keeping warm.
  6. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer at high speed.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, and whip until thick and pale, about 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. Fold the whipped eggs into the hot semolina mixture.
  10. Partially cover the pan, and set aside to cool.
  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  12. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish, and layer 7 sheets of phyllo into the pan, brushing each one with butter as you lay it inches.
  13. Pour the custard into the pan over the phyllo, and cover with the remaining 5 sheets of phyllo, brushing each sheet with butter as you lay it down.
  14. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top crust is crisp and the custard filling has set.
  15. In a small saucepan, stir together the remaining cup of sugar and water.
  16. Bring to a boil.
  17. When the Galaktoboureko comes out of the oven, spoon the hot sugar syrup over the top, particularly the edges.
  18. Cool completely before cutting and serving.
  19. Store in the refrigerator.

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