Baklava Recipe | My Recipe Time

Baklava Recipe

Baklava Recipe | My Recipe Time Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or frosting or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant and the broader Middle East, along with Greece, the South Caucasus, Balkans, the Maghreb and Central Asia.

Prep:30 m
Cook:50 m
Ready In:2 h


1 pound chopped nuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Step 2

Toss together cinnamon and nuts. Unroll phyllo and cut whole stack in half to fit the dish.
Cover phyllo with a damp cloth while assembling the baklava, to keep it from drying out.

Step 3
Place two sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish. Brush generously with butter. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nut mixture on top. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with about 6 sheets of phyllo. Using a sharp knife, cut baklava (all the way through to the bottom of the dish) into four long rows, then (nine times) diagonally to make 36 diamond shapes.

Step 4
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and crisp, about 50 minutes.

Step 5
While baklava is baking, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir in honey, vanilla and lemon or orange zest; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Step 6
Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. Let cool completely before serving. Store uncovered.

Nutritional Information

Easy Baklava
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 14.1g
22 %
Saturated Fat: 4.0g
Cholesterol: 14mg
5 %
Sodium: 97mg
4 %
Potassium: 70mg
2 %
Total Carbohydrates: 17.8g
6 %
Dietary Fiber: 1.1g
5 %
Protein: 2.9g
6 %
Sugars: 10g
Vitamin A: 160IU
Vitamin C: 0mg
Calcium: 17mg
Iron: 1mg
Thiamin: 0mg
Niacin: 1mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg
Magnesium: 22mg
Folate: 24mcg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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