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Cheat’s baklava

Cheat’s baklava


Crunchy and nutty, this makes a great afternoon treat – we use readymade filo to keep this recipe super easy.

  • Feeds 18 Feeds 18
  • Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1012kj 242kcal
  • Fat
    High 19%
  • Saturates
    High 27%
  • Sugar
    Med 12%
  • Salt
    Med 7%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 26g


  • 150g Co-op unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g Co-op chopped mixed nuts
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 200g Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade clear honey
  • 12 sheets filo pastry, halved lengthways


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm x 25cm nonstick baking tray with butter. Mix together the chopped nuts, mixed spice and 4 tbsp of the honey.
  2. Line the tin with 2 pieces of filo pastry, overlapping as needed, and brush with melted butter. Repeat using 10 more pieces of filo. 3 Spoon the nut mixture evenly over the filo and push down lightly with the back of a spoon. Layer the remaining pastry on top, brushing with the butter as before.
  3. Using a sharp knife, lightly score the top layers of the pastry to mark out 18 pieces for slicing later. Bake for 20 mins, then turn the oven temperature down to 170°C/fan 150°C/Gas 3. Cook for another 30-35 mins, until the pastry is lightly risen and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.
  4. Heat the remaining honey with 50ml water in a small saucepan. Cook for a few minutes, until the honey has dissolved and the mixture is syrupy. Pour over the baklava and allow to cool completely. Cut into the pre-scored pieces to serve.