Hawaiian-Style Baklava

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Christine Yandell

By
@forestgnome83

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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Prep:
1 Hr
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Ingredients

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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
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Hawaiian-Style Baklava

Step-by-Step

  1. 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

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