Greek Galatopita Recipe

Galatopita is a traditional Greek dessert made with phyllo dough, milk and spicy cheese. It is similar to a custard tart, but with a Greek twist. This delicious dessert has been a favorite in Greece for centuries, and is sure to please your family or guests.


• 3 cups milk
• ¼ cup sugar
• 2 tbsp. butter
• ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
• Zest of 1 lemon
• 2 eggs
• ½ cup Kefalotyri cheese, grated
• ½ lb. phyllo dough, thawed
• 2 tbsp. sesame seeds


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch pie plate with butter.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar, and butter. Bring to a low simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, then stir in feta cheese, lemon zest, and Kefalotyri cheese until combined.

4. To assemble the galatopita, place a sheet of phyllo dough into the prepared pie plate. Brush lightly with butter. Top with 2 more sheets of phyllo dough. Brush with butter.

5. Pour the egg and cheese mixture over the phyllo dough. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the top.

6. Place 2 more sheets of phyllo dough on top, brushing with butter in between each layer. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

7. Place pie plate onto a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting into slices. Serve either warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!