Cherry & almond ‘baklava’
Waitrose and Partners

Cherry & almond ‘baklava’

This easy spin on baklava is less sugary than the original variety but is still sticky with cherry jam. Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream. 

  • Serves8
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook35 mins
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins


  • 130g granulated sugar
  • 300g cherries, pitted
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 60g unsalted butter or ghee
  • 270g pack filo pastry
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • Single cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)