Vegan Baklava

Recipe by selfmadegirl
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 12 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Finely chop half of the chopped walnuts, and all of the chopped almonds.
  • Mix nuts with spices, stir well, and set aside for now --
  • Cut the sheets of phyllo dough in half lengthwise, then stack the cut sheets on top of each other.
  • Remove 6 phyllo dough sheets, and cover the rest with a moist, clean towel.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo dough in the bottom of a greased 9 x 12 pan (or whatever works) and lightly spray it with oil. Cover with another sheet, oil, and repeat this step until all 6 sheets are stacked on top of each other. Sprinkle one third of the nut mixture evenly over the phyllo dough in the pan.
  • Add 6 more phyllo dough layers using the process above, add more nuts, repeat etc.
  • Using a sharp, oiled knife, cut the whole pan of phyllo dough vertically and horizontally, into as many pieces as appropriate.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, lower the heat to 300°F and bake for about another 20 minutes, check to see if it's golden brown on the top, it might take an additional 10 minutes or so --
  • While that's baking, mix the sugar, lemon juice, and maple syrup over low heat until it thickens. Once thickened, remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Pour the mixture over the baklava as soon as it is done and out of the oven.
  • Let the baklava cool in the fridge before serving.
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