Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
I can't claim this as my own since it was found on another on line site. My kids had as much fun helping make this recipe as they did eating it.
- 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
- 1 lb chopped nuts
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
- Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon.
- Set aside.
- Unroll phyllo dough.
- Cut whole stack in half to fit pan.
- Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work.
- Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.
- Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.
- Sprinkle 2- 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top.
- Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.
- The top layer should be about 6- 8 sheets deep.
- Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan.
- You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts.
- Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
- Make sauce while baklava is baking.
- Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.
- Add vanilla and honey.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.
- Let cool.
- Serve in cupcake papers.
- This freezes well.
- Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.
This is a very good recipe but I was searching for something different.My sister-in-law's mother was czheck and would send baklava to me every Christmas but I would swear it had apples in it.It was soo very good that my family would get worried she had not made it that year.lol I am still looking for a recipe like this that has the apples in it.I used extra nuts in this one because her's was chock full of them.Thanks for the recipe.
I have been making this for years (found on another website also) I use a mix of almonds and walnuts. Cut this before it bakes! If not, you'll have a big a mess. I make this for potlucks and functions due to its large size. This is my husbands favourite!!!
Wow, I would have to say this dessert was amazing!! I have never had this before or even heard of it. I was searching for a Greek dessert and found it, so I do not have a clue as to what it is to taste like. But I am so pleased that it turned out. It is so simple to make, I have never worked with phyllo dough before so I was very nervous to make this. It was perfect. I did melt the butter before putting it on the phyllo dough, it did not specify but I thought that it would be better if I did that.