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Lemon Blueberry Soufra - A Family Feast

Lemon Blueberry Soufra

Lemon Blueberry Soufra has swirls of buttered phyllo dough, a sweet custard, and fresh blueberries all baked together into an incredible dessert.

Yield: 8 slices 1x
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes


1 16-ounce box phyllo dough

2 sticks butter melted (1 cup)

5 whole eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Zest from two lemons

2 1/2 cups Crème Fraiche (homemade or store-bought)

1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line an 11-12 inch wide, 2-inch-deep cake pan with a parchment circle (see note about special supplies needed) If using a springform pan, line bottom and outside with one piece of foil. As well, line oven bottom with a piece of foil to catch drips.
  3. Lay out a single piece of phyllo and brush with melted butter. Place a second piece over and press the two together.
  4. Fold like an accordion the long way. Then take this long-folded piece, and twirl into a circle like a rose. Place that in the center of the pan.
  5. Repeat for the rest of the phyllo and butter and build in a circle around the center, going right to the pan edge when done. There should be enough butter left to brush over the top.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees F.
  7. While the phyllo is browning, beat the eggs and sugar by hand in a large bowl. Then beat in the vanilla and lemon zest. Finally beat in the Crème Fraiche.
  8. Pour this custard over the browned phyllo and then sprinkle the blueberries over the top, pressing a few into the custard.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and let rest 20 minutes.
  11. If using a springform pan, remove and discard foil then loosen and remove ring. Cut into eight wedges and serve. If using a cake pan, loosen edges then cut into eight and serve.

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Reheat any leftovers for a few seconds in the microwave (on low heat) before serving to loosen up the butter.

© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean Method: baking