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Makes one 9-inch round Baklava:


*Note: I don’t know how this translate to different size pans, but I’m sure you’ll figure that out.





16 sheets homemade filo/phyllo dough (or 1 package frozen filo/phyllo dough, defrosted)


1 stick (1/2-cup) melted unsalted butter


– For the syrup:


1 1/2 cups sugar


3/4 cup water


1/4 cup honey


3 whole cloves


1/4 teaspoon vanilla


1 1/2 teaspoons orange blossom water (or sub some orange and lemon peel)


– For the nut mixture:


2 1/2 cups walnut halves


1 cup shelled pistachios


1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

– Bake at 350 F. for about 1 hour, let rest for 5 minutes, and apply syrup


happy cooking.

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