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Greek milk pie with phyllo (easy bougatsa) f

Greek milk pie with phyllo (easy bougatsa)

This Greek milk pie is one of the easiest and most delicious phyllo recipes. It's perfect served for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword Bougatsa, easy, Greek, milk pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author The Hungry Bites


  • 7 oz (200 grams) phyllo sheets (about 1/2 package)
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) olive oil
  • 1 can (14oz / 400grams/) sweet condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of grated tonka bean, optional
  • 1 cup (250 grams) whole milk

  • Cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar for serving

  • A 12x8 inches (30x20 cm) rectangular baking pan or a 10-inch (25cm) in diameter round pan.


  1. Preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C) and lightly oil the baking pan.
  2. Transfer each sheet of phyllo to the baking pan forming little folds like you’re trying to make a paper fan. Continue with the rest of the phyllo until you cover the whole pan. Brush the phyllo with the olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  3. In the meantime transfer the eggs, the sweet condensed milk, the whole milk, the vanilla, salt and tonka bean to a bowl and whisk until well combined.

  4. Take the pan out of the oven and reduce temperature to 320°F (160°C).

    Add the milk mixture to the pan and shake gently to distribute evenly.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just set (you don’t want to turn it into an omelet).

  5. Let it cool for 10 minutes and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm.

  6. Eat!