19+ Traditional Greek Desserts (with Easy Recipes!)

Wondering what the best Greek desserts are? From the famous baklava of Cyprus to the tasty galaktoboureko of Crete, Greek dessert recipes are traditional favorites that tantalize the taste buds. Here are 19+ of the BEST Greek dessert recipes to try!

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There are many popular Greek desserts that are well-known for their delicious taste and unique flavors.

These traditional desserts offer the perfect sweet treat, combining a deep and nuanced history with a decadent and delicious flavor. Whether you’re exploring recipes of your own or seeking out a local Greek bakery, it’s never been easier to enjoy the sweet taste of Greek desserts.

Below are some classic Greek dessert recipes that you may or may not have tried. They’re all decadent, delicious, and loved worldwide!

PS – Don’t forget about these 17+ Greek soups and 30+ tasty Greek side dishes too!

Easy Greek Desserts to Try!

Learn how to make this traditional Baklava recipe with layers of crispy phyllo dough, spiced walnuts, and drizzled honey syrup. A delicious dessert perfect for the holidays, cookie tables, and more!
Get the RECIPE from Brown Eyed Baker
Greek Orange Phyllo Cake (Portokalopita). A syrupy phyllo yogurt citrus cake inspired by the flavors of Greece.
Get the RECIPE from Olive & Mango
Ekmek Kataifi is a luscious, Greek dessert with shredded phyllo dough drenched in syrup that’s topped with custard and then whipped cream!
Get the RECIPE from Pastry Wishes
Loukoumades are crispy dough balls covered in aromatic syrup and sprinkled with chopped nuts or cinnamon. They are Greek mini-doughnuts.
Get the RECIPE from Lazy Cat Kitchen
Kourabiedes are delicious, melt-in-your-mouth butter almond cookies and a staple in Greek households during Christmas time.
Get the RECIPE from Baked Ambrosia
Karidopita is a beautiful Greek walnut cake, soaked in a cinnamon infused sweet syrup. Perfect for feeding a crowd, and even better topped with cream!
Get the RECIPE from Wander Cooks
Rizogalo is the Greek version of rice pudding. Learn how to make this traditional Greek dessert and don’t forget to top it with ground cinnamon. It’s compulsory!
Get the RECIPE from Soulvaki for the Soul
Revani is a Turkish cake that’s soaked in a lemon-flavored simple syrup then topped with chopped pistachios. It’s light, extremely moist, and easy to make!
Get the RECIPE from The Wicked Noodle
Diples are a traditional Greek sweet made of fried pastry coated in a honey syrup and topped with walnuts. The word Diples in Greece comes from the word
Get the RECIPE from Real Greek Recipes
Bougatsa is a crispy Greek filo custard pie made with a creamy custard layer between golden brown crispy filo sheets.
Get the RECIPE from Healthy Life Trainer
Amygdalota. These Greek almond cookies are made of a few ingredients and are packed with flavor. Their chewy texture make them a perfect bite sized treat!
Get the RECIPE from Sift n Whisk
Sokolatopita- Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Moist, dense, and very chocolatey.
Get the RECIPE from Real Greek Recipes
In Greece, the tradition of baking fanouropita is that it will help you find something that is lost. It’s an orange-olive oil cake with warm spices.
Get the RECIPE from OMG Food
Greek Semolina Cake or Ravani is a delicious sponge cake that is popular throughout Greece. This light, airy cake has hints of citrus flavour and is sweetened with a simple syrup.
Get the RECIPE from Herbs and Flour
Kataifi is a traditional Greek dessert filled with nuts and covered in a honey syrup. It looks fantastic and will definitely impress your guests!
Get the RECIPE from Cooking the Globe
Melomakarona are traditional Greek Honey Christmas cookies, soaked in a sweet syrup and topped with chopped walnuts.
Get the RECIPE from Super Golden Bakes
Greek Custard Pie - Galaktoboureko
Greek Custard Pie, or Galaktoboureko, features delicate custard wrapped up by layers of thin, crunchy phyllo bathed in delicious, succulent syrup.
Get the RECIPE from 30 Days of Greek Food
A delicious Greek Yogurt with Honey recipe, drizzled with walnuts, infused with vanilla essence and sprinkled with fragrant cinnamon! If you are having a sweet tooth but looking for something more nutritious than your usual desserts this 2 minute no bake dessert will amaze you.
GEt the RECIPE from My Greek Dish
Sfakianopita. A delicious cheese and honey pie from Crete. This Cretan recipe is perfect for both an appetizer and a dessert. It’s both easy and quick meal to make.
Get the RECIPE from Lemon and Olives

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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19+ EASY Greek Desserts

Wondering what the best Greek desserts are? From the famous baklava of Cyprus to the tasty galaktoboureko of Crete, Greek dessert recipes are traditional favorites that tantalize the taste buds. Here are 19+ of the BEST Greek dessert recipes to try!
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