How long do you bake burek? A Guide for soft and crispy burek

Burek, a delicious pastry filled with various ingredients, has been a staple in Balkan and Eastern European cuisines for centuries. Whether you’re a fan of cheese, meat, leek, spinach or vegetable fillings, one question that often arises when preparing burek is: How long do you bake burek? Achieving the perfect golden crust while ensuring the filling is cooked to perfection requires careful consideration of both time and temperature. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of baking burek to help you achieve a mouthwatering result every time.

how long do you bake burek
  1. Preparing the Burek:
    Pre heat your oven to 180°C or 350 – 360°F
    Remove the polypropylene bag and (for the best results, this is not necessary, leave the burek pie on a room temperature for 30 – 40 minutes) put the burek pie with the paper tray into the pre-heated oven for a period of 35 to 40 minutes. When the burek pie is ready, remove it from the oven.
    *Since the baking / oven appliances vary, the following instructions are guidelines only. The burek is ready to serve when it is golden brown on the top and bottom.
  2. Resting Time:
    After removing the burek from the oven, allow it to rest for a few minutes. This resting period allows the burek to settle and the filling to set, making it easier to slice and serve.
  3. Serving and Enjoying:
    Now that your burek is baked to perfection, it’s time to enjoy. Serve the burek warm, accompanied by a yogurt, ayran or even a tea on the side. Burek is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course, appetizer, or even as a snack. Its rich flavors and delicate layers will surely impress your family and friends.

By following the temperature and timing guidelines mentioned above, you’ll be able to achieve a beautifully baked burek with a crispy golden crust and a flavorful filling.
Good appetite!

All of the above, you can find on the back of our burek package under Baking instructions.

burek baking instruction

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