Desert Baklava

Course : Bars
Serves: 40
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1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups walnuts
2 cups blanched almonds
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pound filo dough
1 cup sugar
1 cup honey
2 cups water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 whole clove
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

Preparation / Directions:

combine walnuts, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and ground cloves-mix well place 1 filo sheet into a buttered baking pan brush with melted butter repeat for a total of 10 layers sprinkle evenly with nut mixture butter 2 sheets of filo dough and place on top of nut mixture continue to layer nut mixture and filo dough for a total of 20-24 layers brush top with remaining butter score top layer with parallel diagonal slices bake @ 325 degrees on lowest rack of oven for 30 minutes bake @ 325 degrees on top rack of oven for 30 minutes cover with foil if tops brown too quickly combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan, over a moderate flame bring to and allow to boil for 10 minutes strain well, cool pour half of syrup mixture over hot baklava cool for 30-60 minutes pour remaining syrup mixture over baklava allow to stand for 8-12 hours before cutting serve at room temperature


Nutritional Information:

207 Calories (kcal); 13g Total Fat; (58% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 12mg Cholesterol; 58mg Sodium

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