Baklava (Honey Nut Pastry)

Polly Anna

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@Polly

This recipe came to me from a good friend who has a church cookbook from the 1960's titled "Our Collection of Secret Greek Recipes".

The church ladies left out a lot of basic directions, assuming you already knew, and I have changed a thing or two to compensate. Enjoy! Opa!


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Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
filo dough
1 1/2 lb
butter
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 lb
pecans, chopped
1 lb
walnuts chopped
1/2 tsp
cloves-ground
8 c
sugar
2 c
honey
1 stick
cinnamon -small
juice from half of a lemon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chopped nuts and spices.
2
Grease 10x15 inch pan and line with 5 layers of Filo. NOTE: Filo/Phyllo sheets may be found in your grocer's freezer. Follow the directions on the box for handling the dough and be sure to keep the Filo from drying out.
3
Sprinkle with nut mixture and cover with another Filo Sheet. Repeat this step until nut mixture is all used.
4
Top with another 5 layers of Filo.
5
Melt butter and pour over all.
6
Cut diagonally into diamond shaped pieces of desired serving size. You may want to place a clove bud in the center of each piece.
7
Bake 2 hours at 250 degrees.
8
Remove from oven and cover with syrup.
9
To make the syrup boil water, sugar and honey to a thick syrup consistancy. Add the small cinnamon stick, remove from heat and add the juice of 1/2 lemon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts