- 20 minutes
- 30 minutes
I made Baklava for the first time in ninth grade. It was for a history project, and ever since, I've been in love. Baklava is so light, fluffy, and full of my favorite flavors. I have to give it away every time I make it because I can't get enough. I could eat the whole pan in one sitting. Each layer of phyllo dough has sweet chopped nuts with a buttery blend of honey and cinnamon. Baklava is a great dish to serve for the holidays. It's unique and pairs perfectly with a shot of espresso.
- Gather your ingredients.
Melt stick of butter.
In a large bowl, mix the almonds, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and almond extract together with 1/2 of the melted butter. Save the other half of butter for spreading over the phyllo dough layers.
Add 4-5 sheets of phyllo dough to the bottom of pan. You can use any shape or size of pan.
Spread melted butter over the layers of phyllo dough and top with 1/2 cup of nut filling. Spread the filling evenly.
Drizzle honey over the nut layers.
- Repeat layers 3-4 times.
Top the last layer with two sheets of Phyllo dough and a dollop of nut filling. Drizzle honey over the top and sprinkle sugar on top.
Bake for 28-30 minutes at 350 degrees. The baklava should be lightly brown and crisp.
Allow the baklava to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.