Baklawa - Syrian Version of Baklava

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

This is similar to the Greek dessert, Baklava, but not as syrupy. It is the Syrian version. My DH is the one who makes this as I have no patience for the phyllo dough, and he does it really good!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter baking pans thoroughly.
  2. Place 1 lb.
  3. of dough in pan, brushing butter between each sheet.
  4. Do not butter top sheet.
  5. Combine ingredients for nut filling and spread evenly on last layer.
  6. Place the other 1 lb.
  7. dough over nut filling, brushing each layer with butter between each sheet.
  8. Cut in diamond shapes.
  9. Pour remaining butter over top.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven@ 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  11. ,then reduce heat to 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  12. *NOTE:Keep dough covered with damp cloth or plastic while using to prevent dough from drying out.
  13. SYRUP:.
  14. Mix sugar and water and boil over medium hear for 15-20 minutes Add lemon juice and rose water before removing from heat.
  15. Let syrup stand for 10 minutes before pouring over cold Baklawa.