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Baklava rolls on a plate

Easiest Rolled Baklava Recipe

Baklava, baklava, baklava! It’s such an amazingly perfect dessert, but it’s often time consuming to make. I’m so nuts (pun intended!) about baklava that I made a simpler, rolled variation that you can make much quicker. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine European, Russian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 347kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a food processor, chop walnuts into tiny pieces.
    Walnuts on a plate, a measuring cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Place chopped walnuts with confectioners' sugar and cinnamon, toss to combine. In a separate bowl, melt butter.
    One bowl with melted butter, and a bowl with walnut, cinnamon, and powdered sugar mixture, filo dough between the 2 bowls
  • Lay out one filo sheet at the time, brushing with melted butter. Cover the buttered sheet with another sheet, while brushing butter again. Repeat with a third sheet. You should have three buttered sheets.
    A bowl of melted butter with a pastry brush in it and a sheet of filo dough laid out next to the bowl
  • Apply 1/3 cup of walnut mixture onto the buttered sheet, spread evenly over the sheet. Roll up tight into a roll and set it on a baking dish. Repeat until you run out of ingredients.
    2 photos side by side one with pastry dough rolled out and the sugar mixture being spread on it and one with the pastry rolled up into a roll
  • Brush baklava with melted butter. Bake it at 375 °F for 25 minutes.
    2 photos side by side one with raw Rolled Baklava in a baking pan covered in butter and one with cooked rolled baklava
  • In a small pot, combine sugar and water, cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Add honey and stir to melt. Pour liquid mixture over baklava and set to rest for at least 3 hours.
    A baking pan filled with rolled baklava
  • Slice baklava rolls into your preferred sizes.
    Baklava rolls on a plate


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg