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Baklava (Low Fat Low Cal Version)

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Try this scrumptious side dish made with pistachio nuts, cinnamon and rosewater syrup.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium


½ pound pistachio nuts
shelled, ground
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ teaspoons cinnamon
1 ½ tablespoon rosewater
½ pound phyllo (filo) pastry sheets
½ cup margarine
low-calorie, melted
1 x rosewater syrup
1 x cloves
whole, optional


This rich-tasting baklava contains half the amount of sugar and a fraction of the fat you would normally use, thanks to reduced fats, sugar, and nuts. The results will fool anyone.

Combine pistachio nuts, sugar, cinnamon and rose water in small bowl.

Using half of phyllo sheets (cover remaining with plastic wrap to prevent from drying out), place 3 sheets in bottom of lightly greased 13x9 inch baking sheet. Brush with some of margarine.

Sprinkle evenly with nut mixture. Place remaining sheets over nut filling, brushing after every third sheet and top sheet.

Cut baklava at 1½ inch intervals diagonally to form pattern of about 35 diamond shapes. Or cut into squares.

Bake at 400℉ (200℃) for 25 minutes or until golden. Place on wire rack to cool.

Drizzle rose water syrup evenly over top and allow to soak several hours.

Stud each diamond-shape with whole clove if needed.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 17g (0.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8365% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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