Lebanese Baklava Recipes

Here are all of the expert tips you need to make excellent Lebanese Baklava Recipes at home! Try the simplified pour-over method I pioneered, so you need not butter every layer!

Simple Syrup for Lebanese Baklawa, Maureen Abood

How to make Lebanese Baklawa

Learn how to make Lebanese baklawa with confidence, ease, and joy! Here you will make phyllo your friend, clarified butter your baby, toasty ground nuts your nirvana. And flower water syrup—that sweet simplicity that distinguishes Lebanese baklawa from all other baklavas—your pure, aromatic nectar. Scroll down to find links to all of the recipes. Let’s

Almond baklawa fingers in a pan, Maureen Abood

Lebanese Almond Baklawa Fingers Recipe

These Lebanese almond baklawa fingers are delicate, crisp, and fun to make. They’re flavored with aromatic orange blossom syrup. One of the great things about all of the baking and exchanging of cookies this time of year is finding out about what is treasured enough to get baked up in other people’s kitchens every Christmas.

Nut-free baklawa in a pan, Maureen Abood

Nut-Free Baklawa

Nut-free baklawa in a pan, Maureen Abood

Nut-Free Baklawa

Your nut-free baklawa recipe is here! A combination of seeds make a filling that competes handily with traditional nut fillings, so anyone with nut allergies or simply avoiding nuts can enjoy this buttery, crisp, fragrant pastry. All of the tips for making traditional baklawa with nuts can be used with this recipe (except…the nuts!). Read

Pistachio baklawa made with olive oil, cut in pieces in the pan

Olive Oil Baklawa with Pistachios

Olive oil baklawa is a fabulous alternative to classic baklawa, or baklava — the Mediterranean pastry traditionally drenched in butter and flower water syrup. How exciting to have a VEGAN baklawa (vegan baklava) option that tastes so very good!

Phyllo dough for Lebanese baklawa, Maureen Abood

Ingredient: Phyllo dough

Perhaps it’s my love of paper that inspires my fascination with phyllo dough. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, phyllo dough is a beautiful, delicate pastry that requires a lot of tender loving care when handled. Made with flour, water, and oil, phyllo is an unleavened (no yeast) paper-thin dough that is

Pistachio baklava nests on a sheet pan

Pistachio Baklawa Nests

Pistachio Baklawa Nests are light, crisp little phyllo nests drenched in orange blossom syrup. The nests are shaped using a narrow dowel, rolled with lightly buttered phyllo, and topped with orange blossom syrup and raw ground pistachios.

Chocolate baklava cut in a pan

Chocolate Baklava

CHOCOLATE baklava?! Oh yes indeed. Deep chocolate flavor is in the nutty filling and the finishing syrup. Buttery, chocolately heaven right here.

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I'm so glad you're here! You'll find among these pages the fresh and classic Lebanese recipes we can't get enough of! My mission is to share my tried + true recipes -- and to help our Lebanese food-loving community keep these culinary traditions alive and on the table. What recipes are you looking for? Let me know!

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