Greek Pastries

Greek pastries are blessed with nuts and honey, often layered among flaky, delicious phyllo dough. Try Greek pastries at the holidays for a new spin.

Feta Phyllo Bites (Katrinas)

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Salty, sweet, and a little bit tangy, the creamy cheese filling in these delectable bites is the perfect counterpoint to the buttery, flaky phyllo that surrounds it. When layering your phyllo dough, cover unused sheets with a damp paper towel as you work -- the delicate dough dries out quickly when left exposed.

Feta Custard in Phyllo Cups

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These savory appetizers have a custard filling and an olive topper.

Cheese-Filled Bougatsa

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Nut Wedges

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Reminiscent of Greek baklava, yet easier to make, these tiny pastries burst with rich honey-nut filling. Brew a pot of tea to serve with them.

Lamb and Goat Cheese Strudel

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A savory strudel is simplified with puff pastry. This easy dinner dish can be made ahead and frozen too.

Spinach Phyllo Triangles

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This succulent take on the classic Greek snack gets its rich flavor from feta cheese and spinach. Phyllo dough dries very quickly so keep sheets covered until needed.

Cherry Apricot Pistachio Baklava

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A mix of dried fruits and nuts, a splash of brandy, and warm spices make this pastry dessert simply divine. Cut it into diamonds, which is traditional for this Greek treat.

Pistachio-Apple Baklava

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Replace butter with fat-free butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray to make this low-fat version of baklava.


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This classic Greek dessert is renowned for its layers of paper-thin phyllo and cinnamon-walnut filling all drenched with a honey syrup.

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