Kadaifi (Greek Pastry With Nuts and Syrup)

Recipe by evelynathens
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 18-20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Open pastry and spread out on a baking sheet.
  • Air dry for 15 minutes.
  • Combine nuts, orange juice, 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 340°F.
  • Lightly butter a baking pan.
  • Separate pastry strands into 18-20, 10 to 12 inch rectangles (beauty is not an issue here).
  • Place 1 tbsp nut filling at narrow end of rectangle.
  • Roll up tightly.
  • Arrange in a round (12-14 inch diameter) baking pan; do not crowd, have them JUST touching each other.
  • (you can use a square/rectangular pan too, you just usually see them in round pans here) Pour melted butter evenly over the pieces and bake until golden, 35-40 minutes.
  • For syrup: Cook 1 ½ cup sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan over low heat, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Pour hot syrup over pastry and allow pastry to cool.
  • This can be kept, covered, at room temperature for at least a week.
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