Baklava

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 15 minutes
  • 12 servings

If you are craving something sweet, you are in for a treat! Follow these steps for an extra-sweet and delicious Baklava. Buttery and flavored with cinnamon and honey, it stands out thanks to its crunchiness. It’s full of crumbled pecans, walnuts, and pistachios between the phyllo pastry sheets.

Ingredients Needed for Baklava


For the nut mixture:

4 cups of walnuts, crumbled
½ cup powdered sugar
⅔ cup pecan nuts, crumbled
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the phyllo pastry sheets:

9 phyllo sheet
1 cup melted butter

For the honey glaze:

2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
½ cup honey
lime zest
pistachios for garnishing

How to Cook Baklava

  1. For the nut mixture:

    Add the walnuts, powdered sugar, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix them using a spatula. Set aside.

  2. For the phyllo pastry sheets:

    Lay the phyllo pastry sheets on top of the other on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. As you do this, cover every two or each one of them with melted butter and, generously sprinkle with nut mixture, in the process. Bake for 35 minutes at 340⁰F/170⁰C.

  3. For the honey glaze:

    Fill a medium pot 1/3 with water and heat it. Add the sugar and honey and whisk until they dissolve. Season with lime zest and remove from heat.

  4. Remove the nut bar from the oven and uniformly pour the glaze liquid over it. Bake for 20 minutes at 340⁰F/170⁰C.
  5. Serve portioned and garnished with crumbled pistachios.

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