Azerbaijan Pakhlava Recipe


● 1 lb. phyllo dough
● 1 lb. ground walnuts
● 1 cup sugar
● 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
● 1/2 cup melted butter
● 1/2 cup honey
● 1/4 cup water
● 1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. Take one sheet of phyllo dough and lay it in the bottom of the prepared pan. Brush the
    sheet with melted butter. Repeat this process with 8-10 more sheets of phyllo dough,
    buttering each sheet before adding the next.
  4. Spread half of the nut mixture over the phyllo layers.
  5. Repeat the process of layering the phyllo sheets and brushing with butter, then add the
    remaining nut mixture.
  6. Finish layering the phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet with butter.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the pakhlava into diamond shaped pieces.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, and lemon juice. Heat over low heat,
    stirring until well combined.
  9. Brush the top of the pakhlava with the honey mixture.
  10. Bake the pakhlava in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden
    brown and crispy.
  11. Let the pakhlava cool before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Azerbaijan Pakhlava!

Note: Be careful while handling the phyllo dough as it can be brittle and tear easily. Also, make
sure to keep unused phyllo sheets covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.

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