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Pistachio Baklava - Easy Turkish baklava recipe with puff pastry, pistachios, and honey. Delicious regional dessert that's perfect for Easter or any holiday.

Turkish Pistachio Baklava

Buttery, flaky puff pastry soaked in honey and sugar with tender pistachios stuffed between layers of dough. This Baklava recipe reigns from Turkey were the best pistachios in the world are found. Serve for Easter, Christmas or any holiday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword Pistachio Baklava, Puff Pastry baklava, Turkish Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 1019kcal


  • 2 lbs puff pastry sheets
  • 4 cups pistachios , shelled, coarsely minced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups melted butter
  • 1 cup finely minced pistachios , to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll all 4 puff pastry sheets to fit a 9 x 11 baking dish; set aside. Grease pan with room temperature butter. Place 1 rolled sheet of puff pastry into pan then grease pastry sheet with butter. Place another layer of puff pastry on top, then grease with butter.
  • In medium bowl, combine coarsely chopped pistachios, honey, sugar and water and mix. Pour mixture over puff pastry sheets in dish. Place another puff pastry sheet over the top of the mixture, then grease it with butter. Place the last puff pastry on top and pour remaining butter on top. Use a sharp knife to cut baklava in the shape of a diamond or square.
  • Place baklava in oven and bake for 90 minutes. The top of the puff pastry should be light golden color and the papers should appear crispy. Meanwhile, grind or chop the remaining pistachios into an almost fine dust or finely chopped. Allow baklava to cool then garnish with pistachios.


Calories: 1019kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 83g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg