Homemade Authentic Greek Baklava Recipe

Here’s an easy and authentic recipe to make the Greek favorite dessert Baklava.


  • PHYLLO DOUGH 16oz / 450gr
  • BUTTER 14oz / 400gr
  • WALNUTS 10oz / 300gr
  • ALMONDS 4oz / 100gr

For syrup

  • SUGAR 21oz / 600grSugar 600 g granulated sugar
  • WATER 16fl oz / 450ml
  • GLYCOZE 2oz / 50gr (you can substitute with honey)
  • CLOVES 5pcs
  • ORANGE 1pcs


For the syrup

  • To make the syrup, place a pot over high heat and add the sugar, water, corn syrup, cinnamon stick, cloves and orange.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and stir. As soon as the sugar melts, remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

For the filling

  • Beat the walnuts and almonds in a food processor until they break. Place them in a bowl and mix them with cinnamon and clove.
  • Grease a 35×25 cm baking pan with butter.
  • Place 3 phyllo dough to make the base.
  • Drizzle the phyllo with butter, Do not brush butter directly onto it.
  • Sprinkle about a handful of filling over them.
  • Spread the fourth sheet of phyllo dough, directly in to the pan, just like the previous one, making sure it is covering the filling.
  • Drizzle with butter.
  • Sprinkle a handful of filling over it.
  • Repeat the process phyllo – butter – filling but save 3 phyllo dough.
  • Add 2 of the 3 remaining sheets and spread the final sheet nicely over the top, covering the whole pan.
  • Pure the rest of the butter on top of the baklava.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Take the baklava out of the fridge and cut it into desired shape.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160* C (320* F) for 2 ½ hours.
  • When the baklava is ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cooled syrup over it. Set it aside to soak up all of the syrup and cool.