Fast and Easy Baklava

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Janice Martinez

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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

How to Make Fast and Easy Baklava

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.

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About Fast and Easy Baklava

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



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