I’ve been asked for this recipe several times this week so I thought I’d post for all to enjoy.  It’s a pain to make but oh so yummy.


4 cups chopped nuts (pecans and/or walnuts)
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp cinnamon
1 box fillo dough
1 cup butter (melted)
12oz honey (heated until runny)

  • Grease a 13×9 baking pan
  • mix nuts, sugar, cinnamon
  • alternate 6 buttered layers of fillo dough and 1 cup nut mixture
  • cut serving slices 1/2 way through
  • pour remaining butter on top
  • cook at 300 for 1hr 25min
  • remove from oven, immediately pour on honey
  • let cool for several hours


  • add ground cloves to sugar/nut mixture
  • add whole cloves to honey while heating, remove cloves before pouring
  • add a whole clove to the top of each serving
  • substitute honey with syrup (water + sugar + small amount of lemon juice), works best with pistachios
3 Responses to “Baklava”
  1. Nathan says:

    MMMMMMMMM…I love baklava.

    I just had some last night with pistachios, raisins, and dried cherries. Awesome!

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