Apple Rum Baklava

Course : Fruits
Serves: 12
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3 cups chopped apples
2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons rum
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pound phyllo dough
1 pound butter -- clarified, melted
1 cup honey

Preparation / Directions:

Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Trim 8 sheets phyllo dough to fit 10x15-inch baking pan. Keep unused phyllo covered with damp cloth. Arrange in baking pan, brushing each sheet generously with melted butter. Spread half the apple mixture over phyllo dough. Arrange 6 buttered sheets phyllo dough over apple mixture. Spread with remaining apple mixture. Top with 8 buttered sheets phyllo dough. Cut into squares. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Heat honey in small saucepan. Drizzle over hot baklava. May substitute 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons lemon rind for rum.


Nutritional Information:

720 Calories (kcal); 48g Total Fat; (64% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 83mg Cholesterol; 498mg Sodium

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