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Baklava rolls on a plate

Easiest Rolled Baklava Recipe

This easy rolled baklava recipe features a shortcut that cuts down the amount of time it takes to make this luscious treat. Crazy easy and so decadent!
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 the walnuts into tiny pieces.
    Walnuts on a plate, a measuring cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Place the chopped walnuts in a bowl with confectioners' sugar and cinnamon and toss to combine. In a separate bowl, melt the 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 it with melted butter, until you have a total of three stacked 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
  • Spread 1/3 cup of the walnut mixture evenly onto the stack of buttered sheets. Roll the sheet up into a tight roll and set it on a baking dish. Repeat the process 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 the rolled 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 the sugar and water and cook it on low heat for about 10 minutes. Add the honey and stir until it's melted. Pour the mixture over the rolled baklava and allow the baklava to rest for at least 3 hours.
    A baking pan filled with rolled baklava
  • Slice the baklava rolls into your preferred size. Enjoy!
    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