Apple and Honey Baklava

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Take a sheet of filo dough, wide end facing you, and place it on your work surface.
  • Brush with butter or margarine.
  • Repeat with 5 more sheets, brushing each one with the butter/marg.
  • Spread half the apple pie filling on the layered sheets, leaving a 1/2 inch margin all around.
  • Sprinkle with half the almonds.
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon.
  • Fold in the short ends of the sheets on the sides, then carefully roll up the dough, starting with the wide end near you.
  • Brush the seam with butter, and place on a baking sheet, and brush all over with butter.
  • Make sure you brush the ends bits as well.
  • Repeat with the remaining 6 sheets, pie filling, almonds and cinnamon.
  • Roll up and place on the baking sheet about 2 inches away from the first roll.
  • Brush generously with butter.
  • Cut the roll diagonally into about 10-12 slices.
  • You don't have to cut all the way through, but make sure that there are distinct slices.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to 250 degrees F, and bake for another 1 hour.
  • While the pastry is baking, prepare the syrup.
  • Place the sugar, water, honey and cinnamon in a pot that is twice the volume of the syrup ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, and boil away for about 5 minutes.
  • Watch out, it can boil up fast.
  • Remove the pastry from the oven and pour half of the syrup over the 2 rolls.
  • Wait about 10 minutes for the pastry to absorb the syrup, then pour the rest.
  • You may have to baste a bit.
  • Let cool until you can touch the pastry without burning yourself.
  • Cut the slices the rest of the way through.
  • Serve, making sure there's lots of napkins for the sticky fingers.
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