Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I can't claim this as my own since it was found on another on line site. My kids had as much fun helping make this recipe as they did eating it.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Unroll phyllo dough.
  6. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan.
  7. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work.
  8. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.
  9. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.
  10. Sprinkle 2- 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top.
  11. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.
  12. The top layer should be about 6- 8 sheets deep.
  13. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan.
  14. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts.
  15. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
  16. Make sauce while baklava is baking.
  17. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.
  18. Add vanilla and honey.
  19. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  20. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.
  21. Let cool.
  22. Serve in cupcake papers.
  23. This freezes well.
  24. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.
Most Helpful

This is a very good recipe but I was searching for something different.My sister-in-law's mother was czheck and would send baklava to me every Christmas but I would swear it had apples in it.It was soo very good that my family would get worried she had not made it that I am still looking for a recipe like this that has the apples in it.I used extra nuts in this one because her's was chock full of them.Thanks for the recipe.

nesbitt929 November 02, 2011

I have been making this for years (found on another website also) I use a mix of almonds and walnuts. Cut this before it bakes! If not, you'll have a big a mess. I make this for potlucks and functions due to its large size. This is my husbands favourite!!!

cookingpompom July 05, 2011

Wow, I would have to say this dessert was amazing!! I have never had this before or even heard of it. I was searching for a Greek dessert and found it, so I do not have a clue as to what it is to taste like. But I am so pleased that it turned out. It is so simple to make, I have never worked with phyllo dough before so I was very nervous to make this. It was perfect. I did melt the butter before putting it on the phyllo dough, it did not specify but I thought that it would be better if I did that.

Rochelle79 November 21, 2009