Baklava with Walnuts and Amonds

Baklava with Walnuts and Amonds

Baklava is a Greek dessert that everyone should leave room for. A layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine.

Adapted from The Spruce Eats

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 16 oz walnuts
  • 8 oz almonds
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 oz butter
  • 18 sheet filo pastry sheets
  • Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.

    Step 2

    Mix the walnuts, almonds, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

    Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 325 F.

    Step 4

    Carefully remove the phyllo roll from the plastic sleeve. If needed, using a scissor or sharp knife to cut the sheets to make ones that measure 9x12 inches. To prevent drying, cover one stack with wax paper and a damp paper towel while working with the other.

    Step 5

    Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom and sides of a 9x12-inch rectangular pan with melted butter.

    Step 6

    Begin by layering 6 sheets of phyllo, making sure to brush each with melted butter.

    Step 7

    Add half of the nut mixture in an even layer. Pat it down with a spatula to flatten.

    Step 8

    Continue layering another 6 sheets of phyllo, brushing each with melted butter.

    Step 9

    Add the remaining nut mixture in an even layer.

    Step 10

    Top with the remaining phyllo sheets.

    Step 11

    Before baking, score the top layer of phyllo (making sure not to go past the top filling layer) to enable easier cutting later. (You can place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to harden the top layers and then use a serrated knife to score.)

    Step 12

    Bake in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the phyllo turns a rich golden color.

    Step 13

    Make the syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the water and the sugar and mix well.

    Step 14

    Add the cloves and simmer over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes. You want the syrup to be slightly thickened.

    Step 15

    Remove from the heat and discard the cloves.

    Step 16

    Stir in the lemon juice. Allow the syrup to cool slightly.

    Step 17

    When the baklava is out of the oven and still warm, ladle the syrup carefully over the entire dish.

    Step 18

    Baklava can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature.

    Step 1

    When the baklava is out of the oven and still warm, ladle the syrup carefully over the entire dish.

    Step 2

    Stir in the lemon juice. Allow the syrup to cool slightly.

  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • Step 3

    Remove from the heat and discard the cloves.

    Step 4

    Add the cloves and leave to simmer over medium-high heat

  • 10 cloves
  • Step 5

    In a medium saucepan, combine the water and the sugar and mix well.

  • 2 cup water
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • Step 6

    Put in the preheated oven to bake.

    Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 325 F.

    Step 8

    Before baking, score the top layer of phyllo (making sure not to go past the top filling layer) to enable easier cutting later.

    Step 9

    Top with the remaining phyllo sheets.

    Step 10

    Add the remaining nut mixture in an even layer.

    Step 11

    Continue layering another 6 sheets of phyllo, brushing each with melted butter.

    Step 12

    Add half of the nut mixture in an even layer. Pat it down with a spatula to flatten.

    Step 13

    Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

  • 1 lb walnuts
  • 0.5 lb almonds
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Step 14

    Begin by layering 6 sheets of phyllo, making sure to brush each with melted butter.

    Step 15

    Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom and sides of a 9x12-inch rectangular pan with melted butter.

  • 0.5 lb butter
  • Step 16

    Carefully remove the phyllo roll from the plastic sleeve. If needed, using a scissor or sharp knife to cut the sheets to make ones that measure 9x12 inches.

  • 18 sheet filo pastry sheets
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