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Queen's Pastry (Baklava)

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  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Filo dough 1⁄2 Pound
  Clarified butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Coarsely ground walnuts 1⁄4 Pound
  Ground pistachio nuts 1⁄4 Pound

Prepare the syrup by boiling the sugar with the water.
Add the lemon juice.
Remove from heat and cool for about five minutes.
Place the filo dough on a flat surface and cut into four inch squares.
Brush each square with melted butter.
Fill each square with one teaspoon of walnuts.
Bring the corners of each square together, envelope fashion, and press down a little.
Brush the dough with melted butter.
Arrange the pastries on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees about twenty-five to thirty minutes until golden brown.
Dip each square into the cooled syrup.
Arrange them on a serving dish.
Sprinkle two teaspoons of pistachio nuts over each square.
Then very carefully drizzle one teaspoon of cold syrup over the nuts to avoid having the nuts fall off the square.
Serve as a very elegant dessert.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4095 Calories from Fat 2432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 282 g434.5%

Saturated Fat 106.2 g531.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 392.1 mg130.7%

Sodium 1098.8 mg45.8%

Total Carbohydrates 367 g122.2%

Dietary Fiber 23.6 g94.4%

Sugars 211.9 g

Protein 57 g113.5%

Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 13.8%

Calcium 26% Iron 85%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Queen's Pastry (Baklava) Recipe