This traditional Mediterranean pastry makes a lovely ending to a holiday meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine nuts, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a bowl.

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  • Unroll phyllo; halve crosswise. Immediately cover with plastic wrap and then a damp towel. Keep covered while working.

  • Brush a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan with melted butter. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo in pan. Lightly brush with butter; cover with another sheet of phyllo, and butter again. Layer phyllo and butter 5 more times, ending with phyllo.

  • Sprinkle phyllo with 2 tablespoons nut mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo over, brush with butter, and cover with a sheet of phyllo. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons nut mixture; repeat layering with butter, phyllo, and nuts until filling is used up, for a total of about 21 layers. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo over; brush with butter. Layer phyllo and butter six more times.

  • Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the pastry (1/4 inch deep) diagonally into diamonds (about 2 inches long). Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Pour the syrup over surface of baklava; let cool completely. To serve, use a sharp knife to cut into pieces along scored lines.

Reviews (3)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
05/02/2008
In fact, this is a Turkish recipe and i'm not sure if allspice is one of the ingredients. and more sugar should be used in this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2008
lived in wien and enjoyed a dear friend who taught me to use honey for my Baklava.it is terrific
Rating: Unrated
12/21/2007
My mom told me to use corn surup instead of sugar and I don't think its sweet enough. How can I fix it.
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