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Lebanese Style Baklava
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Lebanese style baklava that uses pistachio and walnuts, and orange blossom water in the sugar syrup. this is a quick baklava recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Calories: 5591 kcal
Author: Tamara at Foodieverse
Sugar Syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 20 sheets phyllo pastry sheets
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 cup ground pistachios
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter), melted
Sugar syrup
  1. Combine sugar and water in a pot, bring to boil.

  2. Add lemon juice, simmer for 3-4 minutes and remove from heat.

  3. Add orange blossom water, stir and set aside to cool.

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Celsius (320 Farenheit).

  2. Combine butter and ghee in a bowl.

  3. Mix walnuts, pistachio, sugar, cinnamon and cloves (if using) in another bowl.

  4. Trim phyllo sheets to fit into baking pan (13" x 9"). 

  5. Brush 13" x 9" rectangular pan with butter + ghee. 

  6. Place 10 phyllo sheets. Brush top layer with butter + ghee. 

  7. Spoon nut mixture generously over phyllo sheets. Cover sheet completely.

  8. Place another 10 phyllo sheets on top.

  9. Cut across diagonally, all the way to the bottom. Then repeat from the other side. Video below demonstrates how to do this. 

    You may also cut into rectangles, across and vertically. 

  10. Pour butter + ghee over baklava and ensure butter reaches bottom of pan, and has covered all the pastries. 

  11. Bake for 45 minutes at 160C. 

  12. Take pan out and pour sugar syrup over hot baklava. Hear it sizzle! Make sure all pieces are coated with syrup. 

  13. Cut through again and serve warm or cool. 

Nutrition Facts
Lebanese Style Baklava
Amount Per Serving (20 g)
Calories 5591 Calories from Fat 3303
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 367g 565%
Saturated Fat 112g 560%
Cholesterol 359mg 120%
Sodium 2670mg 111%
Potassium 2551mg 73%
Total Carbohydrates 531g 177%
Dietary Fiber 35g 140%
Sugars 278g
Protein 89g 178%
Vitamin A 63.1%
Vitamin C 12.9%
Calcium 44.3%
Iron 133.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.