Baklava (Honey Nut Pastry)

Polly Anna


This recipe came to me from a good friend who has a church cookbook from the 1960's titled "Our Collection of Secret Greek Recipes".

The church ladies left out a lot of basic directions, assuming you already knew, and I have changed a thing or two to compensate. Enjoy! Opa!


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 Hr


  • 1 1/2 lb
    filo dough
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 lb
    walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 stick
    cinnamon -small
  • ·
    juice from half of a lemon

How to Make Baklava (Honey Nut Pastry)


  1. Combine chopped nuts and spices.
  2. Grease 10x15 inch pan and line with 5 layers of Filo. NOTE: Filo/Phyllo sheets may be found in your grocer's freezer. Follow the directions on the box for handling the dough and be sure to keep the Filo from drying out.
  3. Sprinkle with nut mixture and cover with another Filo Sheet. Repeat this step until nut mixture is all used.
  4. Top with another 5 layers of Filo.
  5. Melt butter and pour over all.
  6. Cut diagonally into diamond shaped pieces of desired serving size. You may want to place a clove bud in the center of each piece.
  7. Bake 2 hours at 250 degrees.
  8. Remove from oven and cover with syrup.
  9. To make the syrup boil water, sugar and honey to a thick syrup consistancy. Add the small cinnamon stick, remove from heat and add the juice of 1/2 lemon.

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Course/Dish: Other Desserts

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