Course Main Dish
Servings 4 persons


Filling and wrapping

  • 120 grams pistachio nuts shelled
  • 120 grams walnuts nuts shelled
  • 50 grams powdered sugar
  • 220 grams unsalted butter melted
  • filo pastry sheets


  • 2 pieces orange for zest or peeling
  • 5 pieces Cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups water


Filling and wrapping

  1. Check all the nuts carefully that they have no stones, shells, or any hard object that may damage teeth.
  2. After checking, place them in a food processor and grind them to the consistency shown.
  3. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar and set aside.
  4. Open the box of Filo Pastry and using a scissor, cut open the plastic bag. Slide the rolled sheets out carefully and get one sheet. Keep the remaining sheets under a lightly moistened cloth.
  5. Brush the filo sheets with melted butter and place another sheet over it and brush again with butter. Do the same with the third sheet.
  6. Like rolling a big cigarette, place the pulverized nuts at the end of one sheet and roll it out.
  7. Bake it over medium heat until the color becomes golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over them as shown.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate and you may serve it with vanilla ice cream


  1. Place all the ingredients in a heavy saucepan and simmer for about 1 hour or until the syrup is thick and has the aroma of oranges.
  2. Strain it and set aside.

Recipe Notes

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