How to make it

  • In large bowl combine nuts, sugar, cloves and cinnamon then preheat oven to 350.
  • Melt butter lover low heat then layer 3 sheets dough brushed with butter in square baking pan.
  • Trim dough to fit if necessary then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the pistachio mix over dough.
  • Layer 3 more sheets dough brushed with butter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pistachio mix.
  • Continue to layer dough and nut mix until pan is 3/4 full.
  • With a sharp knife score dough to form diamonds.
  • Pour remaining butter over dough and bake 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and pour hot syrup over baklava and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • To make syrup boil 2 cups sugar and 1-1/2 cups water until syrup will coat back of spoon.
  • Add honey and boil then cook over medium heat 20 minutes.
  • Add rose water and lemon juice then skim foam off syrup and allow to cool.

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