Baklava Recipe

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Debby Y.


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1/2 c
walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 c
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 lb
phyllo sheets
1 c
unsalted butter, melted
1 c

How to Make Baklava


  • 1Grease 13x9 inch baking pan.
  • 2In large bowl, mix walnuts, sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • 3In baking pan, place 1 sheet of phyllo, allowing it to extend up sides of pan; brush with butter.
  • 4Repeat to make 5 more layers; sprinkle with 1 cup walnut mixture.
  • 5Cut remaining phyllos into approximately 13x9 inch rectangles if desired; otherwise, just be sure to butter the edges so you can fold them over after you add the filling.
  • 6Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • 7Place one phyllo rectangle in pan; brush with butter.
  • 8Repeat to make at least 6 layers, overlapping small strips of phyllo to make rectangles, if necessary.
  • 9Sprinkle with 1 cup of the walnut mixture.
  • 10Repeat step 3 three more times.
  • 11Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer.
  • 12Trim any phyllo that extends over top of pan.
  • 13With sharp knife, cut just halfway through all layers in a diamond pattern to make 24 servings.
  • 14Bake 1 1/4 hours or until top is golden brown.
  • 15Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat honey until hot, not boiling.
  • 16Spoon hot honey evenly over baklava.
  • 17Cool in pan on wire rack at least 1 hour, then cover and leave at room temperature until serving time.
  • 18To serve: Finish cutting through layers.

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About Baklava

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy