BEST Air Fryer Baklava

Air fryer Baklava is one of the best-ever air fryer desserts you’ll come across! Layers of crispy filo are filled with assorted nuts and topped with salty-sweet syrup. With this easy recipe, you can make perfect homemade baklava.

Surprisingly, the baklava isn’t overpoweringly sweet and makes a stunning dish to serve to and impress guests.

My one true weakness is a box of baklava fresh from the sweet shop! Baklava are so moreish that I can easily polish up half the packet. The only reason I stop is because I have to remind myself that a tray of baklava is for sharing …

About Time 

  • Prep Time 15  mins
  • Cook Time 25  mins
  • Total Time 40  minsIngredients


    • 1 Air fryer
    • 1 baking dish 8″x8″ square
    • 1 Sharp knife
    • 1 small pan
    • 1 silicon brush


    • 20 sheets phyllo pastry also known as Filo pastry
    • 100 grams butter unsalted
    • 40 ml vegetable oil or sunflower oil
    • 1 cup nuts walnuts, pistachio, almonds and cashews
    • ½ teaspoon salt

    Salted caramel syrup

    • 50 grams light brown sugar or demerara sugar
    • 150 ml maple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • 225 ml waterInstructions
      1. First, make the syrup by mixing all the salted caramel syrup ingredients in a pan.
        50 grams light brown sugar,150 ml maple syrup,1/2 teaspoon sea salt,225 ml water
      2. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
      3. Leave it aside for later use.
      4. Then make filling by placing nuts and a pinch of salt in the food processor. Pulse them until they are coarse. Leave it aside.
        1 cup nuts,1/2 teaspoon salt
      5. Now cut the phyllo pastry according to your baking tray/pan size. Simply by putting a tray over the pastry and cut it with a sharp knife. 20 sheets of phyllo pastry
      6. Don’t throw away the sides of the pastry, will use them in the middle layer of the baklava.
      7. Heat butter in a microwave or pan bowl over the stovetop.
        100 grams butter
      8. Add vegetable oil and mix well. 40 ml vegetable oil

        Amount Per Serving

        CALORIES: 37

        • TOTAL FAT: 3g
        • SATURATED FAT: 0g
        • TRANS FAT: 0g
        • UNSATURATED FAT: 1g
        • CHOLESTEROL: 0mg
        • SODIUM: 26mg
        • CARBOHYDRATES: 3g
        • FIBER: 0g
        • SUGAR: 1g
        • PROTEIN: 0g
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