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Greek Baklava Recipe

The easiest homemade Greek Baklava Recipe. Crunchy and crispy layers of buttery phyllo dough and walnuts topped with a sweet cinnamon honey syrup.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 16 oz phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted (2 sticks)
  • 1 lb walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

baklava syrup-


  • In a sauce pan, add the water, sugar, vanilla, honey, lemon, and cinnamon and mix to combined. Bring the syrup to a light simmer and simmer for about 1 minutes.
    Remove from heat and set aside to completely cool.
  • In a blender, crusht the nuts until finely chopped. Add into a bowl with cinnamon and mix.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom of the 9x13" baking sheet with butter or baking spray.
  • Place two phyllo sheets into the baking sheet and with a pastry brush, lightly brush with the melted butter. Repeat until you have 10 sheets, butterng every two sheets.
  • Spread 1/5 of the walnut micture over the phyllo sheets.
  • Repeat the process of phyllo sheet and butter with 6 sheets,then top with walnuts. You are going to repeat this process 4 times. (So 6 buttered sheets/walnuts, 4 times.)
  • Add the remaining 10 sheets, buttering every other sheet and no walnut mixture on top.
  • With a sharp knife cut into about 2 inch rectangles or squares.
  • Bake at 350°F for 55-60 minutes, or until the baklava is crispy and dark golden.
  • Once the baklava is baked, pour the syrup all over the baklava. The syrup should sizzle when you pour it.
    Allow the baklava to cool at room temp. Enjoy!