Turkish Pastries With Nuts and Syrup (Baclava)

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Brush a 9 x 12 inch dish with melted butter.
  • Fold a sheet of phyllo in half and carefully lay in the pan.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Repeat until there are 6 layers of phyllo.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the nuts on the last layer.
  • Add 6 more phyllo leaves, brushing each one with melted butter.
  • Add 1/3 more nuts.
  • Repeat this procedure until all ingredients are used ending with a pastry layer.
  • Brush the top layer with butter and cut into diamond shapes 2 inches wide.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 300°F and continue baking for 30 minutes longer.
  • FOR THE SYRUP: Add the sugar to the water.
  • Add lemon juice and boil the syrup for 5 minutes.
  • Pour over the warm pastry and let cool before serving.
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