OMG!!! This was absolutely delicious and exactly how I remembered it growing up! I used half walnuts and half pecans finely chopped in my food processor, which made this step so easy. As others suggested, I added 2 T. sugar and 1/2 t. more cinnamon to the nut mixture. Others also suggested giving it a more honey flavor so I added 1/4 C. honey to the sauce. I enjoy honey so this addition was a good one for me. If you are not a real honey fan, then you should not add the additional honey. I refrigerated the sauce to cool it off before pouring it on the hot out-of-the-oven baklava. After baking, the top phyllo layers were crispy and light - not soggy. Before baking, I tried to cut only through most of the layers to the bottom of the pan before pouring the sauce over it - its hard to judge, but made the effort. I did not toast the nuts-it tasted fabulous anyway. I baked only about 45 minutes - came out perfect. My husband and daughter who are not baklava fans liked it. My son and I LOVED it! This is not a low calorie dish, remember, but it is absolutely worth making. I ate 4 in two days - not a good idea for the waistline. I froze the other half of the recipe as others suggested. So delicious!!!
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OMG!!! This was absolutely delicious and exactly how I remembered it growing up! I used half...