Baklava

Baklava

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"This Near Eastern pastry is made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling usually of honey and ground nuts. If you like honey, you'll probably like Baklava."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 214 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter over low heat. Pour 2 tablespoons of the butter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Layer 3 sheets of the phyllo dough in the pan. Trim dough to fit. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of pecans over the phyllo dough. Layer 3 more sheets of dough, brush generously with the melted butter, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of pecans. Continue dough -butter- pecan layers until pan is 3/4 full.
  3. With a sharp knife, score phyllo dough to form diamonds. Press a clove at each end of the diamonds. Pour remaining butter over the dough.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, water and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan, and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the honey and simmer for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Pour honey mixture over hot baklava. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into diamonds.
  7. Pour honey mixture over hot baklava. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into diamonds.

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Most helpful positive review

THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST OF ALL THE BAKLAVA RECIPE'S I'VE TRIIED.

Most helpful critical review

USE PISTACHIOs is the key to a more original baklava (according to my Turkish hubby). Walnuts are cheaper but pistachios definately make the baklava tastes better. Skip all those cloves and cin...

USE PISTACHIOs is the key to a more original baklava (according to my Turkish hubby). Walnuts are cheaper but pistachios definately make the baklava tastes better. Skip all those cloves and cin...

Some of the other reviews should definitely be consulted. I poured hot syrup on hot baklava and got a big moushy mess... I'll try it again with one or the other cold...

THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST OF ALL THE BAKLAVA RECIPE'S I'VE TRIIED.

This is a great recipe! walnuts are better than pecans. to add flavor, you can take grounded pistachios and sprinkle them. take the advice and dont use cloves or cinnamon. you might want to add ...

I added less water, simmered longer, and didn't add all the syrup I made...only adding syrup until the phylo dough was saturated. I used walnuts becasue they are cheaper. Pistachios would be too...

The taste was good but was way too soupy.

Its great and easy to make this. I use Almonds instead of the recommended nut.I add orange blossom water and rose water as well to make it smells nice.With the syrup i add few tsp of the lemon j...

My family did enjoy this and we will make it again but I might cut down a little on the butter that is left to pour on top.

This is a true Five Star rating *****!!!!!! The Dessert is out of this world!!!!!!!!!