“This recipe was given to me by my dear friend. I remember making this with her as a child...we crushed the walnuts in a bag using hammers!!!! Now I use a food processor ;-) Anyhow, she adapted this family recipe to be more flaky and reduced the amount of sugar, which really creates a light and flavorful baclava.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 300.
  2. Mix walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. brush 9x12 baking pan with butter.
  4. layer pan with half of the phyllo dough (10 sheets) brushing every other layer with melted butter. The layers should rise about 1/2 inch along the side of the pan.
  5. spread the walnut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  6. Continue to layer with the remaining 10 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing every other layer with melted butter, be sure to butter the top layer.
  7. cut baclava diagonally in 2 directions, do NOT cut below the walnut mixture!
  8. cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. remove foil and continue to bake until top is lightly browned.
  10. remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine honey, sugar and lemon juice.
  12. heat until sugar dissolves (DO NOT BOIL).
  13. pour honey mixture over baclava and let it sits until honey cools a bit.
  14. Cut through bottom layer and serve!
  15. Enjoy!

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