Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine honey, sugar, 1/3 cup water, lemon zest, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove syrup from heat; set aside.
  • Butter bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking dish. Cut two 8-by-13-inch sheets of parchment paper; line bottom and sides of dish, overlapping sheets in a crisscross pattern, leaving an overhang.
  • Unroll phyllo sheets on a flat surface; lift the top half, and carefully roll into a tight tube. Using a sharp knife, cut crosswise to make 1-inch-wide ribbons. Roll remaining phyllo sheets, and store, tightly wrapped in plastic, in refrigerator up to a week.
  • In a large bowl, unroll and loosen phyllo ribbons. Using your hands, gently toss with butter and all but 2 tablespoons pistachios; press firmly into prepared baking dish. Bake until lightly browned, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove zest and cinnamon stick from syrup; discard. Reheat syrup over medium heat; pour over the hot pastry. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons pistachios; let cool completely.
  • Using paper overhang, lift baklava onto a cutting board. Remove paper. With a sharp knife, gently cut into 8 triangles; transfer to a serving dish. Serve with orange slices, if desired. If not serving right away, leave in dish. Cover with plastic; store at room temperature up to 3 days.

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  • recipediva 6 years ago
    This looks soooooooooo good. I still need to make your recipe with t he custard...
    much love to all of you, Teri
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Not many people make the syrup with real honey,this is rich rich rich one.The cinnamon also is a great addition.Thanks for sharing.
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  • suzalleogram 6 years ago
    Love baklava! Have never made it without cardamom- looks interesting :)
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