Turkish Pastries With Nuts and Syrup (Baclava)

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

Simple to make and yet tasty. Phyllo leaves layered with walnuts or almonds and a simple sugar lemon syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush a 9 x 12 inch dish with melted butter.
  2. Fold a sheet of phyllo in half and carefully lay in the pan.
  3. Brush with melted butter.
  4. Repeat until there are 6 layers of phyllo.
  5. Sprinkle 1/3 of the nuts on the last layer.
  6. Add 6 more phyllo leaves, brushing each one with melted butter.
  7. Add 1/3 more nuts.
  8. Repeat this procedure until all ingredients are used ending with a pastry layer.
  9. Brush the top layer with butter and cut into diamond shapes 2 inches wide.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Reduce the heat to 300°F and continue baking for 30 minutes longer.
  12. FOR THE SYRUP: Add the sugar to the water.
  13. Add lemon juice and boil the syrup for 5 minutes.
  14. Pour over the warm pastry and let cool before serving.
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