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Baklava Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sheriana Kasim, Vlore Albania/Ada MI
Added: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb Phyllo Dough
1 lb Butter
2 lb Ground Pecans
2 Cups Sugar
2 tsp Orange Blossom Water

Syrup:
1 1/2 Cup Water
3 Cups Sugar
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Directions:
Directions:
Generously great 9x13 pan. Cut Phyllo sheets to fit in pan. Melt butter. Spread/Lay leaves in pan generously buttering every 3rd sheet, until you have 10 sheets in the pan.

Mix Pecans, Sugar, and Orange Water. Spread 1/2 of Pecan mixture over Phyllo dough, continue layers. Add remaining pecans, and continue. 5 more layers using remaining sheets and butter. When finished, cut diagonal sections and intersections to form diamonds.
Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or Bake at 250 for 2 hours until top is golden.

Make a syrup boiling sugar, water, and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved (15 minutes). Pour over baklava. Allow to set at least 4 hours before serving.

 

 

 

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