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Sweet Baklava

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Sweet Baklava is one of the best desserts I have discovered in life. These are lovely and sticky and not for those on a diet. This Greek recipe uses Filo pastry for the dense texture that holds the flavour of the cloves and cinnamon perfectly. I use several sheets of filo pastry per roll for extra body. Also you can bake this layering the pastry and filling in layers similar to a Lasagna.

Sweet Baklava Recipe - TheRecipe.Website

Sweet Baklava

Amazing Greek dessert that will get your lips licking.
4.87 from 96 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Bake, Dairy, Nuts, Pastry, Spice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 20 Slices
Calories: 258kcal


Syrup Ingredients

Filling Ingredients


  • Place a small pot on the stove over a high heat and add the syrup ingredients except for the honey. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.
  • Add the honey and stir well. Leave to one side to cool.
  • In a separate pan over a medium heat, add the butter and allow to melt. Once melted put to one side as you will need it soon.
  • Add the nuts to a pestle and mortar or food processor and beat/whizz until the nuts are how you like them. I like a mixture of both fine and chunks.
  • Add the cinnamon and cloves and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 160C/310F.
  • Unpack the filo pastry sheets and place one sheet onto your clean work surface. The rest should be kept under a damp kitchen towel to prevent drying up.
  • Gently brush/splash some of the melted butter onto the filo and add about 1 – 2 tsps. of your newly made nut mixture.
  • Quickly start to roll the filo pastry into cylinder shape making sure not to squash the pastry as it will expand when cooking. Place them on a baking tray
  • Repeat the process until they are all complete and the nut mixture is used.
  • Brush the top of the baklava with the melted butter.
  • Cut the baklava rolls into slices and pour any remaining butter over them gently.
  • Place in the oven for about 65 – 70 minutes until golden.
  • When cooked remove from the oven and place the tray somewhere flat.
  • Using a large spoon, pour the syrup over the hot rolls.
  • Garnish with the chopped nuts so they stick to the baklava.
  • Allow to cook and then enjoy.


Sodium: 196mg | Calcium: 20mg | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin A: 339IU | Sugar: 14g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 123mg | Cholesterol: 26mg | Calories: 258kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 29g | Iron: 1mg