Sweet Easy North African Baklava Recipe

Indulge in the deliciousness of homemade North African Baklava, filled with a delightful blend of walnuts, honey, and orange blossom water. Treat yourself to a delectable dessert made with this sweet delicacy.

North African Baklava Recipe

For this North African baklava recipe, please make sure the phyllo pastry is thawed before you begin the recipe. The culture and food of North Africa would not be complete without including Baklava. North African Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of light, airy filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey.

I recently made some delicious North African Baklava at home. It's made with layers of delicate phyllo pastry and filled with a sweet mixture of walnuts, honey, and orange blossom water.

One 16-ounce package of phyllo dough
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup melted butter

Baklava Syrup 
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
½ cup orange blossom honey
¼ teaspoon orange blossom water

Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix cinnamon and walnuts in a medium bowl and set aside. Unroll phyllo cut into two equal halves.

Cover phyllo with a slightly moist cloth while assembling to keep it from drying out. Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish, brush liberally with butter, and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and walnut mixture on top. Repeat layers. Cut the baklava into desired serving sizes and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Finally, when the baklava is removed from the oven, immediately evenly pour syrup over the finished pastry. Allow cooling before serving. Store uncovered.

Sweet Easy North African Baklava Recipe

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