baklava Dessert Middle Eastern
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Delicate layers of phyllo dough and sweet, tender walnuts make up this classic Middle-Eastern dessert. MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 21, 2015


(16 ounce) package walnuts (4 cups), finely chopped
cup sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
(16 ounce) package frozen phyllo, thawed
cup butter, melted
(12 ounce) jar honey


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  • 1
    In large bowl, with fork, mix finely chopped walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 2
    Cut phyllo into 13
  • 3
    Over phyllo in baking dish, sprinkle 1 cup walnut mixture.
  • 4
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 3 more layers (4 layers total). Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer; brush with butter.
  • 5
    With sharp knife, cut just halfway through layers in triangle or diamond pattern.
  • 6
    Bake in 300° F oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • 7
    In small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat honey until hot but not boiling. Evenly spoon hot honey over hot baklava.
  • 8
    Cool Baklava in dish on wire rack at least 1 hour; cover with foil and let stand at room temperature until serving.
  • 9
    To serve, finish cutting, with a sharp knife, through layers to make triangles or diamonds. (Note: on half of the Baklava, I added mini-chocolate chips with the walnut mixture.)

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