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Apricot Baklava


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 20 filo pastry
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup apricot flavored white wine
  • 1 teaspoon wine

Directions

  • Warm 3/4 cup wine in saucepan and remove from heat.
  • Add raisins and soak for 2 – 4 hours.
  • Put apricots in saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 40-45 minutes till very tender.
  • Drain and reserve liquid if any left.
  • Process apricots in food processor or mash till smooth.
  • Put in large bowl.
  • Add drained raisins, reserving the wine.
  • Mix in white sugar, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp wine (from the raisins), vanilla and brown sugar.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Mix in cashews.
  • Butter a 13 x 9 baking pan.
  • Open filo sheets and cut to size of pan.
  • Process one at a time keeping the rest covered.
  • Brush butter on top of one sheet and place in pan.
  • Repeat with 10 sheets one at a time and layer them in pan.
  • Cover last sheet with apricot mixture.
  • Cover with the next 10 filo sheets buttering each one as before.
  • Slice through the top layers diagonally to create diamonds.
  • Bake at 350 F for 40 – 45 minutes till brown on top.
  • Put on rack to cool before adding syrup.

Syrup

  • In saucepan mix Sue Bee® honey, water, nectar (reserved from apricots), sugar, vanilla and wine (from the raisins).
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Drizzle on Baklava.
  • Cover and cool for several hours.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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