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Baklava

Course: Dessert
Author: Nicole Michelle

Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce package phyllo dough
  • 1 pound walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Butter a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Mix finely chopped walnuts with cinnamon and set aside. 
  • Gently unroll phyllo dough and cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. 
  • Place two sheets of dough in the baking dish, brush on butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. 
  • Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. 
  • Top with two sheets of dough, brush with butter, top with nuts and repeat until you run out of the nut mixture.
  • For the top layer, use 6-8 sheets and butter in between every 2.
  • Cut a diamond or square pattern through all of the layers. 
  • Bake for about 50 minutes; it should be golden and crispy looking.
  • When you have 30 minutes left on the baking time, boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. 
  • Add vanilla and honey.  Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from oven and immediately pour the sugar sauce over it evenly. 
  • Let it cool on the counter.  

Notes

Leave the baklava uncovered or not individually wrapped to prevent it from getting soggy.