Easy Baklava

Easy Baklava created by Judy from Hawaii

This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend who was known as the "go to person" for desserts at work. It does takes some short cuts & purists may not like that. But it sure does taste good & it is SO much easier than traditional baklava. I prefer this recipe to the ones with honey.

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50mins
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  • Place 1 cup sugar, water,& lemon juice in a pan& bring to boil.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool.
  • Lay out phyllo dough, cut in half& trim to fit a 9 by 13" pan.
  • Place 1/2 of dough in pan.
  • Combine filling ingredients, and spread over phyllo dough.
  • Cover with 2nd half of dough.
  • With a serrated knife, cut into triangles.
  • Drizzle evenly with melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for appproximately 30 minutes, till golden brown.
  • Remove from oven& pour cooled syrup over hot baklava.
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"This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend who was known as the "go to person" for desserts at work. It does takes some short cuts & purists may not like that. But it sure does taste good & it is SO much easier than traditional baklava. I prefer this recipe to the ones with honey."

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  1. Doc Mom
    Reduced butter by half, cut the baklava 3/4 the way through before baking. Next time, double the syrup or add honey.
  2. Greffete
    Another 5 stars from me too! This went together very easily and was a hit at a women's group. My phyllo package had 2 dough packs in it and I just used 1. I followed the recipe exactly except I cut diamonds (easier for me) and was very happy with the results. Thank you Judy!
  3. bbh8495
    I can't believe I never reviewed this recipe. I loved this. And so did everyone else who ate it. What a brilliant way to make baklava. I didn't believe it would work, but it did and it sure beats layering and buttering every sheet of dough. Many thanks for a great recipe.
  4. OC Koz
    Had to find a baklava recipe that was inexpensive and easy for a school event to give a tasting to over 500 students. This recipe was delicious and all the kids loved it! I reduced the amount of butter to half a cup. We cut 60-64 rectangular pieces out of each pan (cutting the dough took the most time.) My daughter thought it tasted like crunchy cinnamon rolls.
  5. WW Girl
    So easy and so good. I used pecans versus walnuts and pulsed with a food processor for a smaller chopped nut. It worked out great.
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