Easy Baklava

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 40 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cinnamon, clove & walnuts together. Set aside.
  • Brush the bottom of a 12x20 baking dish with butter.
  • Place one pastry sheet in the dish & brush it with butter. Repeat this process so that 6 pastry sheets line the bottom of the dish.
  • TIP: I pour my lukewarm butter in a spray bottle & mist the butter over the phyllo sheets. It prevents tearing & goes by so much quicker! Make sure you buy a misting bottle, not one that just streams -- it will make a big mess!
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the nut mixture over top of the pastry sheets. Repeat this process so there are 3 layers of the nut mixture & 4 layers of the 6 buttered pastry sheets.
  • Cut the baklava into diamond shapes (making parallel horizontal lines in the dish & making diagonal lines vertically in the dish).
  • Bake baklava for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While cooking, heat the sugar, water, orange peel, lemon peel & cinnamon stick to a boil & then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add honey and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Remove pan from heat and add lemon juice.
  • Stir together and set aside to cool.
  • Remove lemon peel, orange peel and cinnamon stick.
  • Spread the cooled syrup evenly over the hot baklava.
  • Cover with a dish towel and let sit for one hour before serving.
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