Try out some of our Greek recipes! You may find a new favorite!
Melomakarona, or finikia, are egg-shaped Greek honey cookies. Along with kourabiethes, they are typically made during the Christmas holidays.
Kourabiedes are delicious, melt-in-your-mouth butter almond cookies and a staple in Greek households during Christmas time.
Bougatsa is a delicious greek custard-filled dessert, made even more special because it's enveloped with layers of crispy, buttered phyllo pastry.
Milopita translates to apple cake in greek. There are many variations to this cake, but the two main ingredients in any of the recipes are the apples and ground cinnamon. This cake is perfect when accompanied with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or greek yogurt on the side and make it a perfect dessert for guests.
Halva with semolina is a traditional greek dessert which is very popular during Lent. It is simple to make and delicious served with an afternoon coffee, tea, or ice cream.
Paximathia are greek biscotti. These twice-baked cookies are delicious dipped into milk, coffee, or wine. They are also perfect to take with you on a road trip or on a hike as a quick snack.
Pasteli, or honey and sesame bars, are probably the easiest greek dessert you can make. You can find these healthy treats all over Greece.
Kataifi is a delicious dessert which is similar to baklava and very popular among the greeks. Chopped nuts wrapped in shredded phyllo and bathed in a sweet syrup. Delicious!
Galaktoboureko is a delicious and popular greek dessert, made with phyllo, melted butter, creamy custard, and sweet syrup.
Vasilopita is a Greek New Year's Day cake that contains a hidden coin which gives good luck for one year to the person who receives it. This cake is linked to Saint Basil's day, January 1, in most of Greece. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of varying recipes depending on the region of Greece and the tradition kept in each household.
Pasta flora is a simple but delicious tart, most often made with apricot preserves. It is wonderful with an afternoon coffee or tea. You can substitute with other fruit preserves, such as peach, strawberry, raspberry, or cherry.
Portokalia me meli translates to oranges with honey. Fresh fruit has always been a staple in Greek cuisine, and most people think of watermelon as the most popular fruit of Greece. However, there are orange-producing regions of Greece, such as the Peloponnese and Western regions, where you will find oranges as the 'star'. It just takes a couple of minutes to make this beautiful and healthy dessert, as you only need a couple of oranges, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Mandolato is the Greek version of Italian nougat, made with honey, almonds, and pistachios. Mandolato is mainly found on the Ionian islands, which is understandable since the Ionian Islands were once under Venetian rule.
Walnuts (karithia) are plentiful in Greece and are incorporated in many dessert recipes. Karithopita is a very popular dessert, especially in Kefalonia, which is one of the beautiful Ionian Islands. Like the more traditional versions of karithopita, or walnut cake, this recipe uses mostly semolina for its base.