Walnut Baklava Recipe

Walnut Baklava Recipe
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Prepare Walnut Baklava, a sweet and nutty pastry to get the feeling of Greek tradition. Learn how to make/prepare Walnut Baklava by following this easy recipe.
Walnut Baklava Recipe
Preparation Time 75 Minutes
Cooking Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 36
  • 4 cups Walnuts (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen Phyllo Dough (thawed)

    For Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
How to make Walnut Baklava:
  • Take a mixing bowl and combine walnuts, sugar and cinnamon together.
  • Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with some melted butter.
  • Remove the phyllo dough sheets and separate them.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo in the baking dish and brush it with some butter.
  • Place another sheet over the first one and brush more butter on it.
  • Fold the ends of the sheets underneath, to fit in the dish.
  • Spread ¼ cup of the walnut mixture over the sheet.
  • Repeat this process by layering two sheets, brushing with butter and sprinkling the walnut mixture.
  • Finally, cover the mixture with the remaining dough sheets and give a final brushing of butter.
  • Slice the dough into 2 inch diamonds using a sharp knife.
  • Bake the dough at 350 °F for 45 to 55 minutes or till it turns golden brown.
  • Place a saucepan over fire and combine sugar, water, honey, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Boil the contents and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove and pour over warm baklava.
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve.