Easy Baklava

Easy Baklava

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"This is simple and easy. Serve it in cupcake papers. It freezes well, too."

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 194 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Toss together cinnamon and nuts. Unroll phyllo and cut whole stack in half to fit the dish. Cover phyllo with a damp cloth while assembling the baklava, to keep it from drying out.
  3. Place two sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish. Brush generously with butter. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nut mixture on top. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with about 6 sheets of phyllo. Using a sharp knife, cut baklava (all the way through to the bottom of the dish) into four long rows, then (nine times) diagonally to make 36 diamond shapes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven 50 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  5. While baklava is baking, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir in honey, vanilla and lemon zest, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. Let cool completely before serving. Store uncovered.
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Graden
7/29/2007

This is delicious!!! I made a couple of changes, I increased honey to 3/4 cup and added 1/8 teaspoon cloves. Next time I will use 8 layers of dough before adding the first layer of nuts, with only 2 layers of phyllo the bottom is very mushy. Mine was done in 43 minutes. thanks for your recipe!

ellaphunt
12/19/2007

Very good recipe. I've been making baklava for years. I have always purchased a disposable foil pan (1/2 sheet cake size) and it seems to fit the full phyllo sheets perfectly. I only make a Christmastime so I have to make in large quantity and this pan yeilds approximately 60-70 pieces, depending how you cut it.

CIACIA
12/28/2004

This is great and much easier than I thought. It is very important to cover the phyllo with a damp towell while working with it. Also, use a bit more honey, like 3/4 c., and orange zest works just fine, too. It is better with just pecans than mixed nuts. Careful not to over-saturate the layers with butter; brush on rather than drizzle.