Natalie Zaranti


I'm not sure where I got this recipe. I've been doing it by heart for so long.

★★★★★ 2 votes
depends on who's eating :)
20 Min
1 Hr


1 pkg
phyllo dough
1 c
butter, melted
1 lb
nuts chopped (your choice or mixture of walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds)
2 Tbsp
cinnamon, ground
1 tsp
clove, ground
1 1/4 c
1 c
1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract or almond extract

How to Make Baklava


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2place chopped nuts in a large bowl and toss with cinnamon, clove, and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside
  • 3butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13 glass casserole pan
  • 4melt 1 cup of butter and set aside for brushing the phyllo dough
  • 5place two sheets of phyllo dough on the bottom of the pan, brush with melted butter and cover with two sheets of phyllo dough. Repeat this until you have 6-8 sheets stacked and buttered.
  • 6cover top sheet with 3 tablespoons of nut mixture, then cover with two more sheets of phyllo dough. Repeat nut layers alternating with two layers of phyllo buttered and 3 tablespoons of nut mixture until nuts are gone.
  • 7End by layering the remaining dough two sheets at a time until you have a top layer about 6-8 sheets high. Cover the top layer with butter.
  • 8Trim the sides of the dough and then cut diagonal slices all the way to the bottom of the pan. Baklava is usually served in diamond shaped pieces.
  • 9Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden
  • 10In the meantime make the syrup that you will pour over the pan once it's out of the oven.
  • 11Place 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • 12Add 1/2 cup honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.
  • 13Pour over Baklava immediately after you remove it from the oven. Let cool and enjoy!!!

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About Baklava

Course/Dish: Other Desserts