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greek baklava

(1 rating)
Recipe by
julie blaschka-frank
mt. vernon, WA

I spent 3 months in Greece years ago 1973. Love this fresh made and with Almonds instead of walnuts but its your choice.

(1 rating)
yield 12 -24 depending on size
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For greek baklava

  • 10-15
    sheets of phyllo (ready made pastry)
  • 2 c
    almonds, blanched
  • 1 c
    sweet butter, melted
  • make a
    syrup with the following:
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • few pieces of lemon or orange rind
  • 1 or 2 stick

How To Make greek baklava

  • 1
    CHOP almonds. SPRAY 9X13 baking dish with pan spray. HEAT OVEN 300
  • 2
    LINE dish with 2 phillo sheets. BASTE lightly with butter. SPRINKLE with 2-3 tablespoons of chopped almonds.
  • 3
    PLACE 1 or 2 sheets phillo on top and repeat the process: baste with butter add chopped almonds. REPEAT until ready for TOP LAYER then use 3 sheets, no not put almonds on top,
  • 4
    BASTE top layer with butter. SCORE with the point of a sharp knife in squares or diamond shapes.
  • 5
    BAKE for 50 minutes, check, increase temp 350 continue baking until golden. COOL.
  • 6
    BOIL honey, sugar, water, rinds, cinnamon TO MAKE A SYRUP, THEN remove rinds and cinnamin. POUR over baklava, let cool, then cut the squares or diamond shapes.