Pistachio Baklava

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures Happy New Year! Are you all as excited about 2013 as I am? I think it’s going to be a really good year. Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Anyways, baklava has been on our to-do list for 2 years now…or more. I’m not totally sure why we kept putting it off  but most likely it was because we either couldn’t find the right recipe or they seemed like too many steps. Who knows?! But New Years seemed like as good a time as any to finally try it out, so we went for it.

It was actually easier than we thought. Layering the phyllo dough was kind of tedious, but it went by relatively fast, and it was simple. The hardest part was shelling all the pistachios. No joke…it took us an hour. At least! And Kara ended up with 2 gouged index fingers that needed band aids. If we were smart we would just buy shelled pistachios. :-/

The baklava turned out just as we had hoped. It was sooo good and I will definitely make it again. I especially liked it because it was completely different than our normal desserts. No chocolate. No frosting. And it stayed really well too. We made it on Saturday and took it to a family party two days later and it was still perfect. It took us a couple of years, but so glad we finally tried baklava. Success!

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Here’s what you’ll need

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Start by making the syrup

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Process the pistachios and 2 tbsps sugar

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Now add in rest of sugar and the cinnamon

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Now butter a 13×9 pan

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Layer the phyllo dough and butter in between each layer

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Spread on half the pistachios

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Now 6 more layers of phyllo and butter

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Cut through the top 6 layers of phyllo but not through the pistachios. Pop in oven

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

Once out of the oven pour the syrup on top. Cool

Pistachio Baklava recipe pictures

So glad we finally made this!!

Comments

  1. says

    I just went to my favorite Libanese Restaurant here in Berlin, and like so many times before I got some sweet dessert after the meal. I had never tried Baklava before moving here, but for me it is really perfect when you crave something sweet. Thanks for the recipe!

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