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With its golden phyllo dough, crunchy nuts, and a luscious syrup infused with fragrant spices, every bite is a divine experience. Whether enjoyed as a dessert or shared with loved ones during special occasions, baklava is a true culinary masterpiece.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
87% would make again


for 10 servings


  • 1 cup sugar (200 g)
  • ¾ cup water (180 mL)
  • ½ lemon lemon juice


  • 3 cups walnuts (300 g)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 1 lb phyllo dough (455 g), #4 or #7
  • 1 cup butter (225 g), melted

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 595
  • Fat 43g
  • Carbs 46g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Make the syrup: In a small pot over medium high heat, combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Make the filling: In a food processor, combine the walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Process until very finely ground.
  4. Assemble the baklava: On a flat surface, lay out a sheet of phyllo dough. Brush with melted butter.
  5. Spoon some of the filling along the bottom edge of the phyllo sheet, leaving ½ inch (1 ¼ cm) space from the bottom, then roll up as tightly as you can. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining ingredients. You should be about to fit about 12 phyllo rolls per baking sheet.
  6. Brush the tops of the rolls with butter, then use a knife to score the rolls diagonally where you will slice them after baking.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Immediately after removing from the oven, brush the baklava with the syrup. Finish slicing, then serve.
  9. Enjoy!
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