Ballouria Pistachio Baklava

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Authorksalman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Ballouria with pistachios is one of the most famous Arabic sweets. It is made with konafa dough and stuffed with pistachios, it has a distinctive taste.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time25 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 lbs (500 grams) konafa dough
 1 1/2 cup ghee, melted
 1 lbs (500 grams) minced pistachio
 sugar syrup

1

Chop the kunafa dough, then pour on it melted ghee.

2

Separate the kunafa dough from each other with your hands

3

Divide the dough into two parts, and spread the first part at the bottom of a tray.

4

Mix pistachios with syrup.

5

Spread pistachios over the whole dough.

6

Place the second layer of dough on top of the pistachio layer, cover the tray with aluminum foil, put over it a weight until it sticks well, and leave it for 8 hours before serving.

7

Pour some cooled sugar syrup all over the Ballouria. Cut it into squares and serve.

Ingredients

 1 lbs (500 grams) konafa dough
 1 1/2 cup ghee, melted
 1 lbs (500 grams) minced pistachio
 sugar syrup

Directions

1

Chop the kunafa dough, then pour on it melted ghee.

2

Separate the kunafa dough from each other with your hands

3

Divide the dough into two parts, and spread the first part at the bottom of a tray.

4

Mix pistachios with syrup.

5

Spread pistachios over the whole dough.

6

Place the second layer of dough on top of the pistachio layer, cover the tray with aluminum foil, put over it a weight until it sticks well, and leave it for 8 hours before serving.

7

Pour some cooled sugar syrup all over the Ballouria. Cut it into squares and serve.

Ballouria Pistachio Baklava

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