Servings: 12 | Prep Time: 20 min| Cooking Time: 45-60 min



2 lbs of Filo Dough- 1 lb for top layer and 1 lb for bottom layer

3½ cups granulated sugar/organic sugar

4 cups chopped nuts such as walnuts, almonds or pistachios

2 cups unsalted butter

1 cup water



measuring cups, spoons and bowls

1 saucepan

1 baking pan 14 x 20 inches

1 basting brush and knife



  1. Wash your hands with soap and water, and have your kitchen gear ready to start baking this delicious treat.
  2. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  3. In a bowl, mix ½ cup sugar and chopped nuts in a bowl.
  4. In a saucepan melt butter and skim off froth layer until butter appears clear.
  5. Grease pan with butter evenly.
  6. Gently spread first sheet of Filo dough in the pan, fold over excess dough and brush it with butter and the rest of the entire layer of dough.
  7. Spread sugar and chopped nuts mixture evenly over the dough.
  8. Gently put the other Filo dough layer on top of the nuts. Fold the excess dough over and coat the entire layer with butter.
  9. Cut Filo dough into even diamond shapes.
  10. With the help of your adult place baking pan on the middle oven shelf and bake for 45 minutes and check.
  11. Bake 10-15 minutes more or until top is light brown.
  12. Make sure to rotate the tray on the same middle shelf to bake baklava evenly and to prevent bottom layer from burning or turning dark brown.
  13. Prepare glaze in a medium-sized saucepan by adding one cup of water and the remaining 3 cups of sugar.
  14. Cook over slow heat until sugar and water come to a boil.
  15. Let syrup cool and pour over hot baklava.