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Baklava Cinnamon Rolls

With the help of store-bought puff pastry, these Baklava Cinnamon Rolls are a cinch to taste together and taste EXACTLY like their namesake - cinnamon rolls meet baklava.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword cinnamon rolls, baklava cinnamon rolls, pistachio baklava, sticky buns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 227kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $20


  • sheet pan


  • 1 3/4 cups raw and unsalted pistachios
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maldon salt
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup honey


  • Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or grease a quarter baking sheet or 9x12 baking pan with non-stick spray. 
  • Add nuts, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar and cinnamon to a food processor. Pulse until the nuts are finely chopped. You want mostly very small pieces, but also a few bigger ones. (See photo). Add salt and pulse one more time. You don't want the salt to be broken up! 
  • Slightly roll out each sheet of puffy pastry on a lightly floured board or surface. Brush each sheet with two tablespoons of butter. Evenly sprinkle the nut and sugar mixture between the two sheets. Roll up jelly roll-style. Cut the very ends off of the rolls, so you have an even edge. Cut evenly into 16 equal rolls. 
  • Place the rolls, nut side-down in prepared baking dish. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes. Keep and eye on them and make sure they don't burn. 
  • While the rolls cook, make the syrup. Add remaining sugar, water, honey and lemon juice to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about five minuets. Set aside. 
  • When the rolls come out of the oven, let them rest for 2 minutes. Pour the syrup on top. Serve after a few minutes. Can also be left at room temperature for a few hours. 


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg