Fast and Easy Baklava

Janice Martinez

By
@jkmartinez2

What could be better than having an ooey gooey piece of easy to make baklava?

Hint: To keep filo from drying out, place a damp towel over remaining filo while you work. When the filo sheets are larger than the pan you are using fold the excess over toward the center of the pan. It will make the dessert a bit thicker.


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Comments:

Serves:

Makes 30 - 35 Pieces

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 lb
sweet butter
1 lb
filo dough
1 lb
ground nuts (walnuts or almonds)
1 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
Dash
powdered cloves
1 Tbsp
rose water or orange zest
1/2 - 3/4 c
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt 2/3 of a stick of butter in a 10x14-inch pan.
2
Mix together nuts, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and rose water.
3
Place 1/2 of the filo dough on butter and spread nut mixture evenly over filo. Pour 1 stick of melted butter over nut mixture. Place balance of filo over nut mixture.
4
Melt the balance of butter (1 1/3 sticks) and pour over baklava evenly. Cut clear through into diamond shaped pieces to desired size.
5
Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until golden brown. Drizzle honey evenly over top after baking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #greek, #Dessert