Fast and Easy Baklava

Janice Martinez


What could be better than having an ooey gooey piece of easy to make baklava?

Hint: To keep filo from drying out, place a damp towel over remaining filo while you work. When the filo sheets are larger than the pan you are using fold the excess over toward the center of the pan. It will make the dessert a bit thicker.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 30 - 35 Pieces
35 Min
45 Min


  • 3/4 lb
    sweet butter
  • 1 lb
    filo dough
  • 1 lb
    ground nuts (walnuts or almonds)
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • Dash
    powdered cloves
  • 1 Tbsp
    rose water or orange zest
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c

How to Make Fast and Easy Baklava


  1. Melt 2/3 of a stick of butter in a 10x14-inch pan.
  2. Mix together nuts, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and rose water.
  3. Place 1/2 of the filo dough on butter and spread nut mixture evenly over filo. Pour 1 stick of melted butter over nut mixture. Place balance of filo over nut mixture.
  4. Melt the balance of butter (1 1/3 sticks) and pour over baklava evenly. Cut clear through into diamond shaped pieces to desired size.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until golden brown. Drizzle honey evenly over top after baking.

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About Fast and Easy Baklava

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #greek, #Dessert

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