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Baklava is one of the most famous Greek pastries.



  • 2 pounds phyllo
  • 2 pounds walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 pound butter


  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 slices lemon


  1. Baklava: Mix together chopped nuts, cinnamon and sugar. Grease an 18-inch baking pan and line with 6 layers of phyllo. Cover with thin layer of nut mixture, then top with 1 layer of phyllo. Repeat until all nut mixture is used. Top with 6 layers of phyllo. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces. Place a clove bud in each diamond shape. Pour melted butter over all.
  2. Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 300 degrees F until brown, then reduce to 250 degrees F.
  3. Remove from oven and pour cool syrup over all.
  4. Syrup: Boil for 25 minutes and let cool. Pour COOL syrup over HOT Baklava!

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