This Easy Baklava Recipe takes all the sweet flavor and flaky texture of baklava you know and love and makes it virtually failproof to create! Using just 8 simple ingredients, it creates a large batch and bakes in minutes for a crowd-pleasing treat.
Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
Heat a large pot over high heat. Add the sugar and submerge it with water. Gently swirl the mixture around until the sugar is dissolved.
Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Whisk in the lemon juice. Set the mixture aside to cool completely.
Using a sharp knife, slice the phyllo dough in half lengthwise to create two long pieces. Cut each piece into 1-inch sections, and arrange them in a single layer at the bottom of a baking dish.
In a food processor, add the walnuts and sugar. Pulse until the mixture is well combined and finely ground. Sprinkle a layer over the phyllo dough.
Repeat the process, adding another layer of phyllo dough followed by more of the nut mixture. Top the dish with the remaining phyllo. Slice 5 cuts vertically into the top of the dough followed by 8 diagonal slices.
Pour the melted ghee over the dish, coating the dough completely and ensuring it gets into the crevices of the slits. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven, and pour the cooled simple syrup on top of the baklava. Enjoy right away!