Easy Baklava

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Ingredients

    • 1 package filo dough

 

    • 2 cup water

 

    • 1 Tablespoon honey

 

    • 2 cups sugar + 1/2 cup sugar

 

    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 

    • 2 cups walnuts

 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (not pictured)

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Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter on the stove or microwave, set aside.
  • Grind 2 cups of walnuts. Add together with a 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.

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  • On a baking sheet lay out 8 layers of filo dough. Brush each layer with melted unsalted butter. (Brush the baking sheet with butter if it’s the kind that would stick while baking)
  • Spread half of the walnut mixture.

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  • Add 8 more layers, brushing with butter between each layer.
  • Spread the rest of the walnut mix and add the rest of the layers, again brushing with butter.
  • Cut into diamond shapes.

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  • Put into the oven for 1 hour 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

Syrup: 

  • In a small pan add 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, and 1 Tablespoon of honey. On medium/low heat and stirring occasionally, boil for  20 minutes. Take off heat. Let the syrup completely cool down before pouring on the baklava.

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  • Remove from oven and immediately spoon the cooled syrup evenly over the hot baklava. This will ensure that it stays crisp. Let baklava cool completely, uncovered and at room temperature.

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Easy Baklava

Servings: 10
Calories: 480kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package filo dough
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups sugar + 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter on the stove or microwave, set aside.
  • Grind 2 cups of walnuts. Add together with a 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • On a baking sheet lay out 8 layers of filo dough. Brush each layer with melted unsalted butter. (Brush the baking sheet with butter if it’s the kind that would stick while baking)
  • Spread half of the walnut mixture.
  • Add 8 more layers, brushing with butter between each layer.
  • Spread the rest of the walnut mix and add the rest of the layers, again brushing with butter.
  • Cut into diamond shapes.
  • Put into the oven for 1 hour 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

Syrup:

  • In a small pan add 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, and 1 Tablespoon of honey. On medium/low heat and stirring occasionally, boil for 20 minutes. Take off heat. Let the syrup completely cool down before pouring on the baklava.
  • Remove from oven and immediately spoon the cooled syrup evenly over the hot baklava. This will ensure that it stays crisp. Let baklava cool completely, uncovered and at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 5.7% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 8.9%
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