I’ve been asked for this recipe several times this week so I thought I’d post for all to enjoy. It’s a pain to make but oh so yummy.

Baklava

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped nuts (pecans and/or walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box fillo dough
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 12oz honey (heated until runny)

Directions:

  • Grease a 13x9 baking pan
  • mix nuts, sugar, cinnamon
  • alternate 6 buttered layers of fillo dough and 1 cup nut mixture
  • cut serving slices 1/2 way through
  • pour remaining butter on top
  • cook at 300 for 1hr 25min
  • remove from oven, immediately pour on honey
  • let cool for several hours

Variations:

  • add ground cloves to sugar/nut mixture
  • add whole cloves to honey while heating, remove cloves before pouring
  • add a whole clove to the top of each serving
  • substitute honey with syrup (water + sugar + small amount of lemon juice), works best with pistachios