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Walnut Baklava

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Sue Bee® Honey
  • 4 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 lbs phyllo dough
  • 1 1/4 cups melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5-6 whole cloves

Directions

  • Mix together the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Select a pan the size of the phyllo sheets and brush well with melted butter.
  • Use 4 sheets of phyllo for the bottom layer, brushing each one with butter before adding the next, and top with a sheet of unbuttered phyllo.
  • Sprinkle with a handful of the walnut mixture.
  • Cover with a buttered sheet, an unbuttered sheet, and another sprinkling of walnuts.
  • Repeat until the ingredients are used up, reserving 5 sheets of phyllo for the top layer.
  • Brush each of the top 5 sheets with ample butter, and pour the remaining butter over the top of the last sheet.
  • Trim the edges if necessary, and cut the baklava into the traditional diamond pattern.
  • Do not cut through the bottom layer.
  • Sprinkle the top of the baklava lightly with water from your fingertips.
  • Bake in a preheated 250 F oven for about 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • For the syrup, combine the sugar and water in a large pot and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the Sue Bee® honey, cinnamon stick and cloves, and boil for 5 minutes more.
  • Pour the hot syrup over the cooled baklava. Do not pour over a hot baklava, it will turn soggy.
  • Cool then cut through the bottom layer of phyllo following the previous cuts.
Categories: Desserts Nuts Recipes
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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