Greek Dessert Recipes

Greek dessert recipes can be as simple as Greek manouri cheese drizzled with honey and chopped walnuts. 

And a Greek rice pudding recipe is also quick to make and is definitely a Greek comfort food - one that you really don't see too much of anymore.

Unfortunately, a Greek baklava recipe is one of the most tedious Greek dessert recipes that you can make.


Greek Dessert Recipes
- Greek Baklava Recipe

As you can see, making Baklava is pretty labor intensive. I have only watched 1 friend make this dessert - once.

You can experiment with the various types of nuts for the filling of your Baklava. I kind of prefer walnuts as they will help to balance out the sweetness of this Greek dessert.

Greek Dessert Recipes
- Manouri Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Round Slices of Manouri Cheese
  • Organic Chopped Nuts
  • Raw Organic Honey

Instructions:

  1. Basically, you would cut your cheese into round slices and lay them decoratively on a plate.
  2. Next, you would add some chopped nuts and drizzle with a tasty honey.  You could even add some freshly cut fruit around your cheese slices and you've got dessert!
  3. A fancier option is to poach some figs in a sweet red wine sauce and decorate your cheese slices with poached figs and the sweet red wine sauce - Yummy!

Manouri cheese is an alabaster white Greek cheese that has a creamy texture reminiscent of cheesecake. 

It is lower in salt and has a citrus flavor which makes it ideal for a dessert.

Greek Dessert Recipes
- Greek Rice Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Fresh Whole Milk
  • 3/4 cup Filtered or Spring Water
  • 2 oz. of Organic Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. of Organic Corn Starch or Organic Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Short Grain Sweet Rice
  • Ceylon Cinnamon for Garnish

Instructions:

  1. Wash the rice and boil the water.  Put the rice into the boiling water and then lower the heat to a low-medium heat.
  2. Stir the rice for about 10 minutes.  Then add 1 1/2 cups of your milk and stir occasionally for 10 minutes on a low-medium heat. 
  3. Add in the sugar and stir to dissolve. 
  4. Stir in corn starch or arrowroot to the reserved 1 cup of cold milk and then add to hot mixture - mix well. 
  5. Then turn up heat to medium and stir constantly for the next 15 minutes to thicken your pudding - do not burn the milk!
  6. Finally, stir in vanilla and when pudding has reached the desired consistency - remove from heat. 
  7. Serve Greek rice pudding cold or warm garnished with cinnamon.

Arrowroot powder is a grain free and gluten free starch. 

Arrowroot is very popular in the Paleo community and is used to thicken sauces as well as create a smooth consistency in food.

I would probably use a lower glycemic sweetener such as palm sugar or coconut sugar in my Greek dessert recipes.

It's light brown in color and tasty.

You could also use raw coconut nectar which is more like a brown syrup - which is a lot easier to use in Greek dessert recipes.

It adds a more luscious texture and does not need to be melted down like sugar crystals.

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