Pistachio Baklava

Pistachio baklava

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
206 Calories
10g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this nutty variation of a traditional classic Middle Eastern dessert. Baklava is made with layered phyllo dough, a crisp flaky dough.


  • 3/4 cup unsalted pistachio nuts (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted), plus more for brushing phyllo
  • 1 (16-ounce) package phyllo dough (thawed)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 15 by 10 by 1-inch baking pan.

  2. In a bowl, combine pistachio nuts and butter.

  3. Take eight sheets of phyllo dough and layer them in the pan, spreading each sheet with melted butter as you go.

  4. Spread about half of the nut mixture over the phyllo dough.

  5. Cover with a buttered sheet of phyllo dough.

  6. Layer five more sheets of phyllo dough, buttering each sheet as you layer.

  7. Add remaining nut mixture and layer with remaining sheets of phyllo dough, buttering each sheet.

  8. Using a knife, cut the baklava into 1 1/2-inch diamonds.

  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. About 30 minutes before baklava is finished, combine sugar, honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice for glaze in a small saucepan.

  11. Bring to a boil, making sure that the sugar is completely dissolved.

  12. Reduce heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.

  13. When baklava is finished cooking, drizzle syrup over top.

  14. Let cool.

  15. Serve and enjoy.