• A Middle Eastern, Armenian and Greek dessert made from layers of filo pastry interspersed with chopped nuts, ground almonds, breadcrumbs, sugar, spice, butter, etc.; after baking at 170°C for 50 minutes, soaked in sugar syrup or honey, cooled and cut into squares or diamonds. The Armenian version is usually baked in a round pan and prescored in a diamond pattern and cut into diamonds after baking.


  • noun a Turkish or Greek dessert made of thin pastry filled with chopped nuts and covered with honey