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Baklava

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Ingredients
  Orange juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Walnuts 1 Pound, finely chopped
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Phyllo dough 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Melted butter 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Whole cloves 4
Directions

To make the honey-orange syrup: Combine orange juice, honey, sugar and cinnamon stick in saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Boil for 5 minutes or to 220 degrees on candy thermometer.
Remove cinnamon stick.
Stir in lemon juice.
Set aside.
To make the baklava: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix walnuts, cinnamon, lemon rind, orange rind and sugar in large bowl; set aside.
Cut phyllo dough to fit 9 x 13-inch baking pan; cover with damp cloth to prevent drying out.
Layer 5 sheets dough in baking pan, brushing each sheet with butter.
Sprinkle with 3/4 cup walnut mixture.
Layer 3 sheets phyllo dough over filling, brushing each sheet with butter.
Repeat process until there are 7 layers of filling.
Top with 5 sheets buttered phyllo.
Cut through top 4 sheets phyllo with sharp knife in diamond pattern.
Place whole clove in center of every third diamond to secure top layers.
Bake for 1 hour.
Cut completely through diamond design.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Pour honey-orange syrup over top.
Let stand overnight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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