Baklava Recipe | Nuts and Phyllo Greek Dessert
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Flaky phyllo with nuts and honey
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 12
  • ⅔ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅔ cup chopped almonds
  • ⅔ cup chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
  • ½ pound box phyllo sheets
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter, melted for brushing
  • *For Syrup*
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar + 1 teaspoon
  • ¼ cup Greek honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon rind, about 2 inches
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. In pot combine all ingredients listed under syrup section. Bring to boil, reduce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off and remove from heat to let cool.
  3. Combine all nuts in bowl with cinnamon and sugar, mix well.
  4. Remove phyllo and cut to fit pan (we used 8x8).
  5. Lightly grease pan before putting first phyllo sheet down.
  6. Add phyllo and lightly brush butter over sheet, repeat 5 times.
  7. After 5th sheet, sprinkle half the nut mixture evenly over phyllo.
  8. Add two more sheets of phyllo, buttering in between.
  9. Add remaining nut mixture evenly.
  10. Top with 3 phyllo sheets, buttering in between.
  11. Score in shape of diamonds.
  12. Place in preheated oven at 350F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Remove and pour cool syrup evenly over hot baklava.
  14. Let cool and serve!
*nut mixture - you need 2 cups of nuts, so add more or less of the nuts you like accordingly.
**made about 12 pieces in our 8 inch by 8 inch pan.
Recipe by Lemon & Olives at