baklavaIf you’re looking for a delicious family recipe, from the 1st Advantage Mortgage office, to eat for dessert, make some of this Baklava and impress your summer guests.


  • 1 package Phyllo dough (thaw for ½ hour before baking)
  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 cups pecans (or walnuts)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • ½ cup white sugar (1 ½ cups for simple syrup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Step 1: Set oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Mix together pecans, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and graham crackers in food processor.

Step 3: Cut Phyllo dough in half to fit in a 9×13” pan.

Step 4: Lay 5 layers of Phyllo dough on the bottom of the pan and sprinkle some of the mixture on top.

Step 5: Lay 2 more layers of dough on top.

Step 6: Cut the dough into squares. Then cut squares in half to create two triangles.

Step 7: Melt the butter in the microwave and remove the foam from the top.

Step 8: Pour the butter on top of the dough.

Step 9: Cook for 45 minutes until golden brown. When there are 15 minutes left, begin making simple syrup.

Step 10: Mix water and sugar in a pan and boil for 10 minutes.

Step 11: Add honey and let boil for 1 more minute.

Step 12: Take dough out of the oven and pour simple syrup on top.

This recipe makes 24 pieces. Be sure to let it cool before eating. Baklava is best enjoyed for dessert on a hot summer day. Hope you enjoy and let us know what else you would like to try.