Greek Dessert Recipes

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Easy Baklava

Rating: 4.78 stars
This is simple and easy. Serve it in cupcake papers. It freezes well, too.

Greek Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars
When I was little I used to live next to a Greek family, who would make these cookies year round, and give tins of them to neighbors around Christmas.

Greek Honey Cake

Rating: 4.45 stars
Very moist cake, often found at Greek food festivals.


Rating: 4.54 stars
Delicious Greek pastries...probably one of my favorites because of the orange and cinnamon combination. Worth the time they take!

Honey Pie from Sifnos

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is an Aegean cheesecake prepared with honey and unsalted mizithra or ricotta cheese. These cakes are usually prepared during the Easter festivities in the Cycladic islands, especially in Sifnos and Ios.

Greek Baklava

Rating: 4.83 stars
A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.


Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a recipe that my mom got from a coworker and would make regularly when I was young. Galaktoboureko is a traditional Greek dessert made with a custard in a crispy phyllo pastry shell. After all these years it is still a family favorite. I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as we do.

Rizogalo (Greek Rice Pudding)

Rating: 4.7 stars
Greek rice pudding is simple, comforting, and delicious. Some people in Greece make it with eggs, but my aunt prefers without. Best enjoyed cold - if you can wait that long!

Greek Lemon Cake

Rating: 4.43 stars
This cake recipe features lemon zest, lemon juice, and yogurt to achieve a very lovely and light Greek-style cake.

Chef John's Baklava

Rating: 4.69 stars
I tend to enjoy a generous ratio between nuts and pastry, as that makes me feel a little bit better about the copious amounts of sugar in this, but above and beyond that, I think this approach produces the best texture. You can use as many layers of filo as you want, but be careful, since too many may not cook through, and the only way to mess this up is to undercook the dough. The top and bottom layers need to dry out, and thoroughly crisp up, otherwise, once the syrup gets ladled over, you'll have a soggy mess.

Portokalopita (Greek Orange Phyllo Cake)

Rating: 4.71 stars
Portokalopita is a deliciously different cake, and a must-try for anyone who is afraid of phyllo. Why? Because here the phyllo is shredded to bits - the messier the better! The gorgeous orange and cinnamon syrup ensures this cake stays beautifully moist.

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"One word: AMAZING! I had never made baklava before, and it was simple and delicious. I have made this recipe for a few years now." – cookinmomma
Chef John's Baklava
See how to make this crispy pistachio- and walnut-filled dessert.

Vaselopita - Greek New Years Cake

Rating: 4.52 stars

Traditional Greek New Years Day bread. Served as a coffee cake for breakfast. Also the person who receives the quarter inside gets good luck for 1 year!