Pam’s Awesome Baklava

This Awesome Baklava Recipe is the REAL deal! If you like Greek food and are a Baklava lover, then you need to try this awesome recipe.

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Some of the best Baklava I’ve ever had comes from my mother-in-law Pam. There are so many variations of this Greek pastry. This recipe is not easy to make and will require a lot of practice for it to be perfect.

Pam's Awesome Baklava

Fortunately, my mother-in-law has made this recipe dozens of times so she helped me perfect my technique. I am hopeful that someday I will be as talented as her in making this Baklava.

Baklava on baking sheet

The most important thing to remember is that the filo dough dries out very fast so you need to have all your ingredients lined up before you start.

Pam's Awesome Baklava
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This recipe is so authentic that I dare you to find anything comparable in a restaurant outside of Greece! For more Greek recipes, check out my Grilled Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and my Greek Chicken Orzo Salad with Kalamata Olives.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

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One important note if you are going to make this recipe and need to go buy some Filo Dough. Some brands sell it under the name Phyllo Dough.

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Awesome Baklava recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Filo Dough, Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Ground, Walnuts, Water, Honey and Lemon Juice.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a large baking sheet (12 x 18). Lay each piece of dough individually on the sheet, brushing each layer with melted butter. Continue up to 8 or 9 layers.
  3. Spread the walnuts mixed with cinnamon and sugar over the dough. Continue to layer the rest of the dough on top of the walnut mixture, brushing each layer with melted butter.
  4. The dough may be larger than the cookie sheet, so fold one side each time, alternating sides. After the last layer, pour the remaining butter on the top layer. Cut the dough into diamond shaped slices.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until slightly golden brown. Set aside and let cool.
  6. For the syrup, pour sugar, water, honey and lemon juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes until syrupy. Once ready, pour the hot syrup over the cooled pastry.
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Printable Recipe Card

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Pam’s Awesome Baklava

Pam's Awesome Baklava is the REAL deal! If you like Greek food and a Baklava lover, then you need to try this awesome recipe.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Servings 48
Calories 114 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS
  • 16 oz Filo Dough
  • 6 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups Walnuts, chopped
SYRUP INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a large baking sheet (12 x 18). Lay each piece of dough individually on the sheet, brushing each layer with melted butter. Continue up to 8 or 9 layers.
  • Spread the walnuts mixed with cinnamon and sugar over the dough. Continue to layer the rest of the dough on top of the walnut mixture, brushing each layer with melted butter.
  • The dough may be larger than the cookie sheet, so fold one side each time, alternating sides. After the last layer, pour the remaining butter on the top layer. Cut the dough into diamond shaped slices.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until slightly golden brown. Set aside and let cool.
  • For the syrup, pour sugar, water, honey and lemon juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes until syrupy. Once ready, pour the hot syrup over the cooled pastry.

Notes

→ Make sure you have all the ingredients ready BEFORE you open the package of filo dough as it dries out very fast.
→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Jason says:

    Made this last Christmas and will make it again this year. Very tasty and fun to make. It was a hit with family and friends.

  2. Brandi says:

    Had this during Christmas as long as I can remember. It’s definitely a fave!!

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