How to make it

  • Boil honey, sugar , cardamom and water until syrupy. Add lemon juice, stir to heat through and combine well. Leave syrup aside to cool.
  • In food processor, grind pistachios with sugar until coarse.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter/ghee. Layer 12 sheets of phyllo pastry in large baking dish, brushing each sheet with melted butter/ghee thoroughly.
  • Spread pistachio mixture evenly over the phyllo.
  • Layer the remaining 12 sheets of phyllo pastry over the pistachios, brushing each sheet thoroughly with melted butter/ghee.
  • With sharp pointy knife, slice into serving sized pieces, making sure to cut all the way through. It's very important to do this before baking the baklava - it will be impossible to cut it afterwards.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F.
  • Pour any remaining butter/ghee over the top layer of phyllo. Return to oven, turn down temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Pour cold syrup over the baklava. Sprinkle with sugar or decorative pistachios. Leave in oven with heat turned off, with door closed for at least 30 minutes.
  • Best served the next day.

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  • arubamom 7 years ago
    What in the world is clarified butter??? This recipe sounds really good nonetheless and I will be trying it soon!
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  • lkp 10 years ago
    I would like to try this, it sounds fabulous!
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    " It was excellent "
    oanababy ate it and said...
    Usually they use cheaper nuts like walnuts inside, and top the baklava with pistachios for the green colour, but if you can find/afford to use all pistachios, and assuming you like pistachios of course, it's sooo much tastier than with walnuts!
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  • sammich 11 years ago
    my mom loves this stuff! i've never made baklava myself before so i don't know anyway, but do they usually put pistachios in it? It sounds good!
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