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Baklava Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Stults
Added: Thursday, November 17, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
16 ounces frozen filo dough
5 sticks unsalted butter or margarine
5 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
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2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 inches stick cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
Thaw frozen filo dough at room temperature for 2 hours. Cover with a dry towel. Lightly butter the bottom of a 9x13x2 baking pan. Layer 9 of the sheets of filo in the pan, brushing each sheet with the melted butter. Mix the walnuts or pecans, the 3/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon in a separate bowl. Sprinkle about one cup of the mixture over the filo in the pan. Drizzle with some of the melted butter. Top with another four sheets of the filo, brushing each with butter. Repeat the nuts and four sheet layers five more times. Sprinkle with the remaining nut mixture. Drizzle with some of the butter. Top with 9 more sheets of filo, brushing each with the remaining melted butter. Cut into diamond shaped pieces or squares, cutting to, but not through the bottom layer. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 60 minutes. Finish cutting diamonds or squares; cool thoroughly.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the 2 cups sugar, the water, honey, lemon juice, and stick cinnamon. Boil gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Remove cinnamon. Stir until blended. Pour warm syrup over cooled pastry. Cool completely. Makes 4 and a half dozen pieces.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the recipe we use for the food fair. It takes a while to make, but is worth the time!!

 

 

 

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