Sue Bee® Honey Baklava


  • 1 1/2 cups (divided) Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 1/2 cups of chopped tart apple (Granny Smith, Jonathan or Jonagold)
  • 20 sheets of phyllo dough (14"" x 9"")
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. Brush a 13"" x 9"" baking pan with butter. Carefully unroll phyllo dough sheets and trim to fit the pan, then set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl combine the chopped walnuts, apple, 1 cup Sue Bee® honey and cinnamon. Mix until all ingredients are well-coated with honey. Set mixture aside.
  • 3. Into the pan layer 5 phyllo dough sheets, brushing each sheet with butter. Top dough with 1/3 of the walnut/apple mixture. Repeat until you have 4 layers of phyllo dough sheets alternating with 3 layers of walnut/apple mixture.
  • 4. Using a sharp knife, cut the baklava into squares or the traditional 1 1/2-inch diamond shapes. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5. While the baklava is baking, heat the remaining 1/2 cup Sue Bee® honey in a small pan until thinned. After baking, pour the honey over the warm baklava.
  • 6. Place the pan of baklava on a wire rack to cool completely. When it is cool, cover and let sit overnight before serving.
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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