Baklava

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This Near Eastern pastry is made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling usually of honey and ground nuts. If you like honey, you'll probably like Baklava.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • ½ (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

  • 2 cups chopped pecans

  • 1 ½ tablespoons whole cloves

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 cup honey

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt the butter over low heat. Pour 2 tablespoons of the butter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Layer 3 sheets of the phyllo dough in the pan. Trim dough to fit. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of pecans over the phyllo dough. Layer 3 more sheets of dough, brush generously with the melted butter, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of pecans. Continue dough -butter- pecan layers until pan is 3/4 full.

  3. With a sharp knife, score phyllo dough to form diamonds. Press a clove at each end of the diamonds. Pour remaining butter over the dough.

  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

  5. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, water and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan, and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Add the honey and simmer for 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Pour honey mixture over hot baklava. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into diamonds.

  7. Pour honey mixture over hot baklava. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into diamonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
15g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 54mg 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.