Greek pastry is used frequently in Greek cuisine. Filo dough pastry is the most common type of pastry, and it is used in sweet dishes, such as the classic Baklava and Custard pie. It is also used for savory meals and snacks, like Spanakopita, Cheese pies and Pumpkin pies.
These are made for snacks or light meals. You will find many pie shops in Greece selling an assortment of Greek Pastry pies. The crisp flaky filo dough creates a delicious texture to the creamy filling.
When used for sweets, a honey, cinammon syrup is poured over the dessert after baking and left to soak up the delicious sweet syrup.
Another Greek pastry is Kataifi. A type of shredded pastry, once rolled up with a nutty centre, they can look like shredded wheat. This type of pastry creates a unique texture, creating a favorite Greek dessert for many.
You can get the links to all these recipes below.
Check out our popular Greek Desserts to see all our dessert recipes, including those using fillo dough.
Our Greek Appetizers have some great suggestions for snacks, finger foods or for a meze.
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