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Bougatsa (Greek Custard Cream Pie with Phyllo)

Bougatsa is a traditional cream-filled phyllo pastry. The cream is a rich custard wrapped in crispy phyllo. Enjoy this pastry for breakfast or along with your cup of coffee.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Bougatsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 375kcal
Author wwwmygreeksalad


  • 4 cups cups full fat milk
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package phyllo dough 10 sheets
  • 3-4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  • Add milk, semolina and sugar in a pan on medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is creamy and thick. Remove from heat. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir well. Put the pan aside.
  • Grease a 10x5 inches baking pan (pan should be a tad smaller than your phyllo sheets). Unroll the first phyllo sheet and lay it in the the pan, with the edges overhanging. Brush it with melted butter. Repeat process for the next four phyllo sheets. Gently pour the custard in the pan. Spread it evenly over the phyllo with a spatula. Trim the rest sheets of phyllo into the shape of the pan. Top custard with a phyllo and brush it with melted butter. Repeat process with the rest of phyllo sheets. Fold the overhanging edges towards the centre and brush with more melted butter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Cut bougatsa in slices and generously dust each slice.
  • Kali orexi!