Christmas Recipes

Walnut Baklava


4 c. finely chopped walnuts
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
1 c. butter, melted
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen phyllo dough, thawed
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract


In a bowl, combine the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Grease a 13x9x2" baking dish with some of the melted butter. Unroll phyllo dough sheets (keep dough covered with plastic wrap while assembling). Place 1 sheet of phyllo in baking dish; brush with butter. Top with a second sheet; brush with butter. Fold short ends under to fit the dish. Sprinkle with about 1/4 c. nut mixture. repeat 18 times, layering 2 sheets, brushing with butter and sprinkling with nut mixture. Top with remaining dough; brush with butter. Cut into 2" diamonds with a sharp knife.Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile in a saucepan, combine the syrup ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Pour over warm baklava. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen.

Added On: 2008-06-12
Submitted By: Staff
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Cookie ¬ Nuts ¬ Dessert ¬ Snack

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