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Serbian Walnut Pie (Suva Pita sa Orasmima)

This walnut pie is an addicting dessert similar to baklava from Serbia.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Serbian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
cooling time 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 411kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 lb. ground walnuts
  • 4 to 8 oz. raisins
  • 8 oz. plus 1 lb. of sugar divided
  • 4 oz. oil
  • 1 lb. phyllo pastry sheets 14x16 “
  • 16 oz. water
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced with peel.


  • Mix together walnuts, raisins, and 8 oz. sugar in a bowl
  • In a deep dish place 1 sheet of phyllo dough and sprinkle with oil. Repeat two more layers like this.
  • Next phyllo – spread 3-5 tablespoons of the walnut mixture, Layer the phyllo on top and sprinkle with oil. Repeat this two more times.
  • Add a layer with another 3-5 Tablespoons of walnut mixture
  • Continue layering alternating the phyllo dough layers with oil and then the walnut layers until all the walnut mixture is gone.
  • Make sure the top has three phyllo sheets sprinkled generously with oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Cut the phyllo into 1x2” rectangles
  • Bake until golden brown around 30 minutes
  • While the Suva Pita is baking…. boil the water and add 1 lb. of sugar until dissolved and the mixture starts to become sticky. Keep stirring during this process as it takes a while. When sticky, add the lemon slices.
  • Pour the warm mixture slowly over the baked Suva Pita.
  • Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • Cut into small pieces before serving.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg