The Best Ever Baklava

how to make the best ever baklava


  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup pistachios, slivered
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 phyllo pastry sheets
  • Crushed pistachios, to garnish
  • For the syrup:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves


  1. Melt the butter, leaving it to brown slightly as this will add an extra level of nutty flavor to your baklava.
  2. Place the walnuts and almonds into the bowl of a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse rubble. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the slivered pistachios, orange zest, salt, cinnamon and one-fourth of the melted butter. Mix well.

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