Baklava Recipe

Looking for an easy Baklava recipe? Learn how to make Baklava using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joanofarc67

Makes 12 servings



Traditional Turkish/Greek dessert

Recipe Ingredients for Baklava

300 g phyllo dough
100 g pistachio nuts
100 g pecan nuts
100 g walnuts
150 g butter
2 g ground cinnamon
160 ml water
135 g white sugar
3 ml vanilla extract
80 ml honey

Recipe Directions for Baklava

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.

  3. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

  4. Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

  5. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers. This freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 96.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
393
Calories from Fat
237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.3g
40%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Potassium
191mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
36.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
20.2g
Protein
6.4g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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