Baklava Recipe

Looking for an easy Baklava recipe? Learn how to make Baklava using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by danader

Makes 18 servings



"A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired."

Recipe Ingredients for Baklava

16 ounce phyllo dough
1 pound chopped nuts
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey

Recipe Directions for Baklava

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. 2. Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.

  3. 3. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

  4. 4. Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

  5. 5. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers. This freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
388
Calories from Fat
222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.7g
38%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Sodium
364mg
15%
Potassium
178mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
38.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
20.0g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
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