Recipes

Almond Pecan Baklava


December 10, 2015 By:
Prep:
20 minutes
Cook:
30 minutes
Serves:
12
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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Melt stick of butter.
  3. 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.
  4. Add 4-5 sheets of phyllo dough to the bottom of pan. You can use any shape or size of pan.
  5. Spread melted butter over the layers of phyllo dough and top with 1/2 cup of nut filling. Spread the filling evenly.
  6. Drizzle honey over the nut layers.
  7. Repeat layers 3-4 times.
  8. 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.
  9. Bake for 28-30 minutes at 350 degrees. The baklava should be lightly brown and crisp.
  10. Allow the baklava to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
  11. ENJOY!