Grecian Baklava

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This is a great baklava recipe I've developed after eating many different types and styles of baklava. It's certainly worth the time it takes and makes a great breakfast or dessert.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 pieces

Ingredients

Syrup:

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 ½ cups honey

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Pastry:

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups ground walnuts

  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

  • 1 ½ cups melted butter

Directions

  1. Make the syrup by bringing the water, 3/4 cup sugar, orange juice, honey, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 10x15 inch baking dish.

  3. Stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground walnuts until evenly blended; set aside.

  4. Press 2 sheets of phyllo into the prepared dish and brush with melted butter. Continue adding phyllo sheets brushed with butter two at a time until you have 12 sheets total. Sprinkle 1/3 of the walnut mixture evenly over the phyllo, then add another 6 sheets, buttering between every two. Sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining walnut mixture evenly over the phyllo; top with another 6 buttered phyllo sheets. Finally, sprinkle the remaining walnut mixture onto the phyllo. Place the remaining phyllo on top of the baklava, buttering every two sheets. Brush the remaining butter onto the top of the baklava.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the phyllo is golden brown and crispy, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven; pour the cooled syrup over the hot baklava. Cool to room temperature before cutting into 1-inch squares or diamonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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