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baklava rolls in a pan

How to Make Baklava Rolls

  • Author: Samara
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Here's how to make baklava rolls using phyllo dough, ghee, and crushed walnuts. This Middle Eastern dessert is popular and for good reason! 


  • 15 sheets phyllo dough
  • 2/3 cup melted ghee (or butter)
  • 1 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Place the walnuts in the food processor and chop up into tiny pieces, then place in a brown and mix with the sugar, cinnamon, and orange blossom water and set aside. 
  2. Melt the ghee in the microwave and set up your work station. 
  3. Lay one phyllo sheet flat out in front of you and brush with melted ghee. Repeat until you have 3 layers of phyllo with ghee in between.
  4. Spread the walnut mixture very thinly but evenly onto the entire layered sheet, then roll into a log.
  5. Repeat until you’re done.
  6. Grease a baking tray with some more ghee and place the baklava rolls tightly next to one another. 
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 ℉ (190 ℃) for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crispy. 
  8. While the baklava rolls are baking in the oven, make the sugar syrup. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small pan, bring to a boil, then let simmer until it has thickened. Pour the syrup onto the rolls as soon as they’re out of the oven and let cool completely before serving.


  1. Butter is an appropriate substitution for ghee.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 304 calories
  • Sugar: 33 g
  • Sodium: 98 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg

Keywords: baklava, baklava rolls, middle eastern desserts, middle eastern dessert recipes, ramadan recipes, ramadan desserts, walnut dessert recipes, phyllo desserts

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