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Rating: 3.77 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

This is very simple and so good.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Cut phyllo dough to size of pan, and place half the sheets in the bottom of the pan. Grind walnuts with 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in food processor or blender. Spread ground walnut mixture evenly over phyllo. lace remaining phyllo sheets on top of walnut mixture.

  • Melt margarine with oil in small saucepan over low heat or in microwave. Brush over top layer of phyllo. Cut top layers of phyllo into diamond shapes with a sharp knife.

  • Bake in preheated oven on center rack until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

  • While baklava is baking, make the syrup: Combine 3 1/2 cups sugar, water and lemon juice in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Let cool slightly.

  • Remove baklava from oven and pour syrup over hot pastry. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 30.7g; fat 12.4g; sodium 78mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
My friends and I were getting together for Greek nite and I decided to try this Baklava recipe. It was absolutely delicous. I was told that it tastes exactly like the Baklava from Greece. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2005
Leaving the honey out wasn't so good. The honey is the key ingredient to this irressible greek favorite. This would be perfect with the honey in it. The honey adds the most flavor along with the other ingredients. Read More
(26)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
My friends and I were getting together for Greek nite and I decided to try this Baklava recipe. It was absolutely delicous. I was told that it tastes exactly like the Baklava from Greece. Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2005
Leaving the honey out wasn't so good. The honey is the key ingredient to this irressible greek favorite. This would be perfect with the honey in it. The honey adds the most flavor along with the other ingredients. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
Good recipe--a friend of mine made baklava from this recipe... One thing I would change would be to use melted butter instead of margarine. I have been using a recipe from my Greek cookbook for years and it just seems to taste better with butter. Also after cutting into diamond shapes I put a clove in each piece before baking. It adds just a hint of flavor and it looks nice too! But remember to remove the clove before eating! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
This was delicious it is my husband's favorite dessert and now I can make it at home. Once we drove around for an hour looking for a place that sold Baklava now we won't have to do that anymore!!! We gave it away to several friends who called back to rave about it. Thanks sooooo much. Kerry Bennett Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2003
This recipe was very easy to make and discounting the actual baking time was quite quick. It was a little too sweet for me and the next time I make it I'll probably cut back on the sugar used in the sauce but it was a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I thought this recipe was great. It was surprisingly easy and delicious. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
Yum! My husband and I ate the whole thing (not good I know!) One thing I might change is maybe take out about a quarter of the walnuts because it has a very thick center. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2004
this is good stuff. I followed the recipe to a T Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2012
I make Baklava every year for the Holidays. I decided to try this recipe. I normally layer my dough 2 sheets at a time with the nut mixture and butter (real butter only) every sheet of Phyllo. I also use lemon juice and honey in the sauce which I think is VERY important. This just turned in to a pile of chopped overly sweet nuts. There are much better Baklava recipes out there. Read More
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