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Baklava

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Ingredients
  Finely chopped walnuts 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Phyllo dough 1 Pound
  Butter 2 Cup (32 tbs), melted (4 Sticks)
  Cinnamon syrup 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine the walnuts, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and allspice in a medium bowl and mix well.
Layer 9 sheets of the phyllo dough in a buttered 11x15 inch baking dish, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
Spread 1/3 of the walnut mixture over the top sheet.
Repeat the procedure until all walnut mixture is used.
Finish with about 6 to 8 phyllo sheets, again buttering each sheet.
Cut the baklava all the way through with a very sharp knife to make diamond-shaped pieces and press a whole clove in the center of each.
Baklava can be prepared up to this point and refrigerated, tightly wrapped, for a day or two.
Sprinkle lightly with about a "handful" of water.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 15 minutes longer or until light golden brown.
Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Pour cooled Cinnamon Syrup evenly over the baklava.
Let stand for 2 to 3 hours before cutting.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked

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