How to Make Sweet Pistachio Baklava With Lemon Zest

Craving for a dessert? Or even just something sweet? We show you how to make a sweet Pistachio Baklava infused with some lemon zest. We'll go step by step into making this delicious dessert!

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How to Make Sweet Pistachio Baklava With Lemon Zest Recipe
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*Note: Make sure to work quickly with phyllo dough because leaving the dough out in the open can cause the dough to dry. You can also put a damp rag or towel on top of the dough to prevent drying.

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To make simple syrup for the baklava: 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp of honey or corn syrup, Squeeze of lemon juice, Pinch of Lemon zest

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Add all of the ingredients for the syrup into a pot, simmer gently until thickens. Set aside when done.

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First, lay out all ingredients for the baklava onto a flat surface. This is what you'll need to make the baklava.

First, lay out all ingredients for the baklava onto a flat surface. This is what you'll need to make the baklava.

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Add lemon zest, pistachios, and both white and brown sugar into a bowl and mix.

Add lemon zest, pistachios, and both white and brown sugar into a bowl and mix.

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Next, you're going to want to butter your baking dish very well. Lay two layers of the phyllo dough onto the bottom for the foundation and butter well.

Next, you're going to want to butter your baking dish very well. Lay two layers of the phyllo dough onto the bottom for the foundation and butter well.

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Add your pistachio mix to the baklava.

Add your pistachio mix to the baklava.

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Now, add only one layer of phyllo dough on top of the pistachio mix, and butter. Repeat.

Now, add only one layer of phyllo dough on top of the pistachio mix, and butter. Repeat.

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You're going to want to repeat those last few steps until your last layer of phyllo dough.

You're going to want to repeat those last few steps until your last layer of phyllo dough.

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This process may be time consuming depending on how quickly you work with it. Although, this dessert is worth the wait! So finish strong!

This process may be time consuming depending on how quickly you work with it. Although, this dessert is worth the wait! So finish strong!

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You can melt more butter and chop more pistachios if needed.

You can melt more butter and chop more pistachios if needed.

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Before putting it into the oven, slice the baklava into portioned out slices. It'll be easier to serve when finished.

Before putting it into the oven, slice the baklava into portioned out slices. It'll be easier to serve when finished.

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Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. And your going to want to bake this for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. And your going to want to bake this for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

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Last, add the lemon syrup right when the baklava is hot and finished. The syrup will soak into the baklava making it the best, sweet, and buttery baklava. You won't regret making this dessert!

Last, add the lemon syrup right when the baklava is hot and finished. The syrup will soak into the baklava making it the best, sweet, and buttery baklava. You won't regret making this dessert!

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