Hawaiian-Style Baklava

Christine Yandell


found this recipe in a magazine years ago
My personal pref is to use a little less coconut but certainly try it as recipe directs and then make judgements as your tastes direct you

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1 16 oz
package phyllo dough (22 18x14 in sheets)
1 c
finely chopped pecans
1 3.5 oz
jar macadamia nuts, finely chopped
1 c
flaked coconut
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
butter or margarine, melted
3/4 c
granulated sugar
3/4 c
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Let phyllo dough thaw at room temperature. Cut sheets in half crosswise; cover with damp towel. Butter the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine the nuts, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon,and nutmeg; set aside. Layer 15 half-sheets of phyllo in the pan, brushing with melted butter between each sheet. Sprinkle half of the nut mixture atop phyllo. Repeat with another 15 phyllo sheets, the remaining nut mixture and butter. Top with remaining phyllo sheets, brushing with butter as above. Score the top into 1 1/2-onch diamonds. Bake in 350 degree oven 40 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the granulated sugar,water, and honey. Boil gently, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in juice. Pour syrup over pastry. Cut into diamonds. Cool. Makes 36

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts