• 1 package of pie crust (you will find it frozen and it needs to be thawed before use)
  • 2 cups of crushed walnuts (pistachios are traditionally and most commonly used)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 250g fresh butter
  • 20 whole cloves
  • For the syrup:
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup honey and juice of half a lemon


  1. Once you have thawed your sheets of pie crust, melt your butter and with a silicone brush, butter 5 sheets and place them on top of each other in a baking tray. 
  2. Mix your walnuts, cinnamon and sesame seeds in a small bowl. Then, you add one layer of filling and two buttered sheets on top.(20×30 is a good size tray and make sure its at least 5cm deep) Repeat this process until your filling has finished  ending always with 2 pie sheets on top. 
  3. Cut the baklava into triangular pieces or square as you like and pour any left over butter evenly over the top. Add one clove in the middle of each piece.
  4. Bake on 150 degrees until golden brown. While its baking, make your syrup first by adding the water and the sugar and 5 minutes after it has started boiling, add the honey and lemon! 
  5. Remove the baklava once its ready and pour the boiling syrup on top of the hot baklava. ** It is very important for them both to be hot. Let cool and serve with ice-cream!