Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
24 servings
24 servings


  • 1 pound thawed filo dough
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 lemons juiced and zested
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups diced Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pistachios
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 pint water
  • 1 lemon rind


Watch how to make this recipe.

On a sheetpan lined with parchment paper, lay down 1 sheet of filo and brush with butter. Repeat process with 3 more sheets. Cover remaining sheets with damp towel and set aside. To make filling place the lemon juice and zest, honey, cinnamon, apples, and chopped nuts and gently heat for 3 minutes set aside to cool. Spread 1/3 of mixture onto buttered filo stack. Top apple mixture with another stack of buttered filo. Repeat process until mixture and filo is gone (there should be 3 layers). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Mix sugar, honey, water and lemon and bring to simmer. Remove lemon rind and pour over baklava. Let soak overnight, cut into squares and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

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