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Baklava Recipe

Baklava recipe


Baklava is a sweet dessert made with layers of buttery phyllo dough, filled with a mix of chopped nuts, and soaked in honey syrup. It's crunchy, sweet, and perfect for a special treat!


1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
16 ounces mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios), finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
16 ounces phyllo dough, thawed
1 cup salted butter, melted
1/4 cup crushed walnuts, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
Make the syrup by combining water, 1 cup sugar, honey, lemon juice, and a cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, discard the cinnamon stick, stir in vanilla extract, and let cool.
Mix the finely chopped nuts with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Brush a 9x13-inch baking dish with melted butter. Place a sheet of phyllo dough in the dish, brush with butter, and repeat, layering 8 sheets.
Spread a thin layer of the nut mixture over the phyllo. Add another 8 sheets of phyllo, brushing each with butter.
Continue layering nuts and phyllo, ending with a layer of phyllo on top. Brush the top generously with butter.
Cut the baklava into diamond shapes before baking.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
Immediately after removing from the oven, pour the cooled syrup over the hot baklava.
Let it cool completely. Garnish with crushed walnuts before serving.

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