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Baklava Rolls

Crispy, Flaky Baklava Rolls recipe with Phyllo sheets with walnut and pistachios and drizzled with honey syrup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Baklava, Phyllo Sheets
Author: Swati


  • 1 Pack Phyllo Sheets
  • ½ Cup Pistachios
  • ½ Cup Walnuts
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter (Melted)
  • ½ Cup Castor Sugar use 3/4 cup for sweeter version

For Honey/Maple Syrup

  • ¾ Cup Water
  • Cup Honey/Maple Syrup
  • Cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice


Make Sugar Syrup

  • In a pan boil water, sugar and honey.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Boil for 10 minutes till it starts to become thick.
  • Take off the flame and keep aside to cool.

Making Baklava

  • Keep the frozen sheets in refrigerator to thaw.
  • Once ready to make, keep all the ingredients ready,
  • Coarsely ground pistachios and walnuts.
  • Take out in bowl and mix together with sugar. You can also add cinnamon powder/orange blossom water or rose water.
  • Melt butter.
  • On a clean baking mat or counter-top, tale one sheet carefully and brush butter on it,
  • Take another sheet and repeat the above step and then with the 3rd sheet.
  • Sprinkle nut and sugar mix on it.
  • Start to roll it like a roulade or jelly roll.
  • Prepare a baking tray, lightly butter it, Arrange pastry roll on it.
  • Repeat the above steps and make other rolls and arrange in the tray.
  • In case the rolls don't fit in the tray, you can cut the ends with sharp knife.
  • Lightly butter rolls and keep the pan covered till you start baking.
  • Pre heat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Bake the phyllo rolls for 40-45 minutes or till the top is rolls appear flaky and light brown in color.
  • Once done take out of the oven, keep on the counter for about 5 minutes.
  • Cut rolls in half or in desired size.
  • Pour syrup on the rolls. Pastry should be quite warm when pouring the syrup as it rolls will soak syrup nicely.
  • Prefer to keep these overnight so that the syrup is soaked nicely in baklava rolls and serve it the next day.