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Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

baklava with a twist :) a healthier version!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Open your phyllo and lay it out on a tray with a damp towel ontop to prevent it from drying!
  2. Melt your shortening with 2 tbsp of water you can substitute it with butter.
  3. Brush a cookie sheet with some of the butter water mixture.
  4. Add one sheet of phyllo and brush some of the mixture ontop repeat with 5-7 sheets.
  5. Finely chop nuts,coconut,2tbps of cinnamon and 3tbsp of sugar(if preferred with a food processor!
  6. Add nut mixture onto the phyllo pastry.
  7. Add the remaining phyllo/butter on top of the nuts brush the top with some more butter.
  8. Cut it into the sizes and shapes you want and bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown at 400 F or 220°C.
  9. On a nonstick pan add water sugar corn syrup or honey and 1 large cinnamon stick boil until it becomes a thick sauce like consistency and stir in a tbsp of butter stir until butter has melted.
  10. Let both the sauce and baklava cool for about 30 minutes pour over sauce and enjoy!