Desserts

Baklava

Baklava

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 pound chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pound chopped walnuts
  • 2-3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound package of Phyllo dough
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 2-1/2 cups honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • Mix nuts together in a large bowl and toss with the ground cinnamon. Set aside.


HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of prepared dish. Brush generously with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Repeat layers until all the nuts, butter, and phyllo are used.
  • End with about 6 layers of phyllo on the top. If you still have some butter left, brush it over the top layer.
  • Using a very sharp knife, cut through all layers of the baklava. Cut 3-4 sliced length-wise.
  • Then make diagonal cuts to make diamond shapes.
  • Bake in heated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  • While baklava is baking, heat honey in a sauce pan until close to boiling. Stir in vanilla and lemon zest.
  • When baklava is done baking, immediately pour the honey mixture over the top.
  • Let cool completely in the pan.

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