The 10 Best Traditional Greek Desserts

Baklava, loukoumades or galaktoboureko, we really can’t decide which one tastes better! If you can’t wait until you get the chance to go in Greece and try the original ones, meanwhile you can make these sweets at home. We would like to hear from you which one is your favourite!

1. Portokalopita (Orange Cake)

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Chopped phyllo dough gives this orange-scented custard cake from Crete its layered texture.

2. Kourabiedes (Walnut Sugar Cookies)

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You can make this greek traditional dessert for any holiday that called kourabiedes. It's something like biscuit but with some differences.

3. Greek Baklava

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Greek Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts) and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

4. Theeples (Sweet Fried Bow Knots)

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Cook the pieces until golden brown. Then place them somewhere to cool. When you’ll add the topping leave them to cool down and then serve.

5. Loukoumades (Honey Puffs)

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Loukoumades are a popular Greek sweets. They are golden balls of fried dough that are bathed in sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts.

6. Kataifi

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Kataifi, along with Baklava is one of the most popular and delicious Greek Desserts. It is made with a special type of pastry called kataifi or kadaifi.

7. Kokakia (Greek Cream Puffs)

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Kok cream puffs are made by filling two small cake-type cookies with a fabulous pastry cream, dipping in a light syrup and coating with a chocolate glaze. For a change of pace, after dipping in the syrup, they can be rolled in shredded coconut.

8. Melomakarona (Honey & Spice Cookies)

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Melomakarona cookies are delicious and not very hard to make. They are soft cookies dipped in a honey syrup and covered with chopped walnuts.

9. Galaktoboureko (Milk Pie)

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Considering that this recipe include phyllo dough, takes more time for preparing, but at the end you’ll see that worth it. This is nothing else but layers of crispy, buttery, flaky pastry.

10. Halvas (Semolina Pudding)

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When preparing a Greek halva, the semolina is firstly toasted in oil, bringing an irresistible smell and then soaked in hot syrup, with the aromas and blends of cinnamon and clove.