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Chocolate Baklava

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"This chocolate version of the traditional Greek dessert is a cinch to make but looks like you've slaved for hours. It is very impressive and tastes delicious."
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Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 201
Original recipe yields 48 servings (1 10x14-inch dish)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10x14-inch baking pan with butter.
  2. Mix pecans, dark chocolate, 3/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Trim phyllo dough to fit prepared baking pan. Layer 8 sheets of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, brushing each sheet with melted butter; sprinkle with 2 cups pecan mixture. Spread butter on 4 more sheets of phyllo and layer over pecans; sprinkle with 2 more cups pecans. Repeat layers with 4 more sheets of phyllo and remaining pecans. Pour any leftover butter over baklava.
  3. Cut through the top few layers of phyllo lengthwise, leaving bottom layer intact, to create 4 long rows. Make evenly-spaced zigzag cuts along each row to create small triangles, again leaving bottom layer of phyllo intact.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until phyllo dough is golden brown and flaky, about 1 hour; immediately finish cutting through to bottom layer of baklava.
  5. Bring orange juice, honey, water, 1/2 cup sugar, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over baklava.
  6. Melt remaining 2 ounces chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Drizzle chocolate over baklava. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 201 calories; 14.2 18.4 2 13 47 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Recipe turned out great. The tangy, citrus sauce really balanced out the dark chocolate. I made this for work group and they enjoyed it!

Most helpful critical review

I have two major issues with the recipe. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was almost done, then forgot to recheck. left for 5o, and it was burned. The bake time is completely off. Also, ...

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Recipe turned out great. The tangy, citrus sauce really balanced out the dark chocolate. I made this for work group and they enjoyed it!

This recipe was great!! I've made baklava before and it was amazing but I loved this recipe... my class mates ate them all and wanted more!!

This turned out great, I did not add the melted chocolate to the top and it was certainly sweet enough without it. First time ever using phyllo dough or making Baklava.

Very delicious! I made this for my company party and my co-workers couldnt get enough of them!love the flavors!

I have two major issues with the recipe. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was almost done, then forgot to recheck. left for 5o, and it was burned. The bake time is completely off. Also, ...

it took me a lot longer to make but I am attributing it to that I don't have a lot of experience working with the phyllo dough. will try again.