Turkish Baklava (#1030)

Serves
Ready
24
1.2
Hours
Prep
Cook
30
Minutes
45
Minutes
Categories
Desserts Nuts Pastries Any American Greek Turkish Dessert Snack Appetizer Dessert Grains Oils Protein Kosher Vegetarian Gluten Nut Wheat Bake Boil Not Spicy
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Ingredients

  • 1 package Filo Pastry Sheets prefer Phyllo
  • 1 pound Butter spread soft butter on bottom & sides of pan, melt remaining butter
  • 1 pound Walnuts chopped
  • 1 cups Sugar white granulated
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon ground

syrup

  • 1 cup water white granulated
  • 2 cups sugar white granulated
  • 1/4 tsp cloves ground
  • 3/4 tsp cinnemon or cinnemon stick

Directions

  1. Generously butter bottom and sides of the baking dish.
  2. Chop walnuts to medium fine and mix with 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
  3. Melt remaining butter.
  4. Cut filo dough into halves and place in bottom of buttered baking dish..
  5. Generously spread butter on each sheet of filo as it is placed in the pan.
  6. Every 6 to 8 sheets of filo spread a layer of walnut mix.
  7. Continue layering filo sheets and walnuts until filo is complete.
  8. Pour any remaining melted butter over top of the baklava.
  9. With a sharp knife, cut the baklava diagonally to form diamond shaped pieces.
  10. Preheat oven to 350° f (180° c) and bake the baklava for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  12. Allow baklava to cool completely again prior to serving.

syrup

  1. To make syrup, mix one cup water, two cups sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and either 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon or the cinnamon stick in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Pour boiling syrup over the cool baklava.
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