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Walnut Baklava

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Ingredients
  Filo pastry 10
  Melted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.and butter a 12 x 8-inch stainless steel baking pan.
Cut pastry sheets in half, making 20 12 x 8-inch sheets.
Brush 7 pastry sheets with butter and layer the sheets into the pan.
Combine walnuts, honey, and cinnamon.
Spread one-quarter of the mixture over filo sheets in pan.
Cover with 2 more sheets of buttered filo, then add another one-quarter of the walnut mixture.
Repeat until you have used a total of 13 sheets of filo and all of the walnut mixture.
Brush remaining 7 sheets of pastry with butter, and place on top of sheets in the pan.
With a very sharp knife, cut pastry to form 16 diamond-shaped pieces.
Top with remaining butter and bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes, until top is crisp and golden brown.
When the baklava is baking, in a small pan combine remaining ingredients, heat to boiling, then lower heat and simmer mixture for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the baklava from oven and top immediately with hot syrup.
Cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Nut

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