• 3 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 lb fillo dough
  • ½ lb melted clarified butter
  • Syrup (recipe follows)


  1. Mix together walnuts, almonds cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Preheat oven to 350oF.
  3. Butter 5 fillo sheets, fold each sheet in half and stack in 13”x9”x2” pan. Sprinkle with 5 tablespoons of nut mixture.
  4. Fold 2 more leaves , butter top and sprinkle with 5 tablespoons of nut mixture. Repeat 4 more times. Top with remaining fillo sheets, buttering every 2 leaves.
  5. Trim edges using a sharp knife.
  6. Cut baklava into diamond or square shapes
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and lower oven to 300oF and leave baklava for another 45 to 60 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  8. Take out of oven and poor syrup over cooked baklava.