Homemade Honey Walnut Baklava

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Everyone has seen this delicious middle eastern dessert, but few know how easy (and fun) it is to actually make it! Here's Baklava 101!

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Prep Time

35 min

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Cook Time

1 hr

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Wait Time

1 hr

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Homemade Honey Walnut Baklava

Ingredients

Serves 24
24 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

Unroll phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to prevent layers from drying. In a 9" x 13" pan, brush butter generously. Add 2 layers dough, brush butter, add 2 more layers and continue until you have 8 layers. Brush butter and sprinkle nuts mixed with cinnamon, and continue this process.

Unroll phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to prevent layers from drying. In a 9" x 13" pan, brush butter generously. Add 2 layers dough, brush butter, add 2 more layers and continue until you have 8 layers. Brush butter and sprinkle nuts mixed with cinnamon, and continue this process.

Step 2

Leave 8 layers on top with no nuts within the layers like the bottom. With a sharp knife, cut to your desired shape. Don't cut all the way through the layers, leaving a little bit of room. This prevents all of the syrup from seeping to the bottom and from getting soggy. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Leave 8 layers on top with no nuts within the layers like the bottom. With a sharp knife, cut to your desired shape. Don't cut all the way through the layers, leaving a little bit of room. This prevents all of the syrup from seeping to the bottom and from getting soggy. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Step 3

Add honey, sugar, vanilla, and water to a saucepan. Cook on medium heat and keep stirring until ingredients combine and thicken into a thick syrup. Keep stirring and keep hot while the baklava bakes in the oven.

Add honey, sugar, vanilla, and water to a saucepan. Cook on medium heat and keep stirring until ingredients combine and thicken into a thick syrup. Keep stirring and keep hot while the baklava bakes in the oven.

Step 4

Pour over the hot syrup right when the baklava comes out of the oven. Spread all around and if it sizzles all around like this, you did it right!


Step 5

Watch that sizzle again! Wait to eat this for at least 1 hour for the baklava to cool. This baklava tastes best 2 days after because the syrup seeps into each layer.


Step 6

Cut in half again into triangles, if desired and sprinkle with powdered sugar and honey for garnish if desired. Enjoy!

Cut in half again into triangles, if desired and sprinkle with powdered sugar and honey for garnish if desired. Enjoy!

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Homemade Honey Walnut Baklava

Homemade Honey Walnut Baklava

By freshchefnikki

Everyone has seen this delicious middle eastern dessert, but few know how easy (and fun) it is to actually make it! Here's Baklava 101!

Prep Time

35 min

Cook Time

1 hr

Wait Time

1 hr

Ingredients

Serves 24

Instructions

Unroll phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to prevent layers from drying. In a 9" x 13" pan, brush butter generously. Add 2 layers dough, brush butter, add 2 more layers and continue until you have 8 layers. Brush butter and sprinkle nuts mixed with cinnamon, and continue this process.

Step 1

Unroll phyllo dough and cover with a damp paper towel to prevent layers from drying. In a 9" x 13" pan, brush butter generously. Add 2 layers dough, brush butter, add 2 more layers and continue until you have 8 layers. Brush butter and sprinkle nuts mixed with cinnamon, and continue this process.

Leave 8 layers on top with no nuts within the layers like the bottom. With a sharp knife, cut to your desired shape. Don't cut all the way through the layers, leaving a little bit of room. This prevents all of the syrup from seeping to the bottom and from getting soggy. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Step 2

Leave 8 layers on top with no nuts within the layers like the bottom. With a sharp knife, cut to your desired shape. Don't cut all the way through the layers, leaving a little bit of room. This prevents all of the syrup from seeping to the bottom and from getting soggy. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Add honey, sugar, vanilla, and water to a saucepan. Cook on medium heat and keep stirring until ingredients combine and thicken into a thick syrup. Keep stirring and keep hot while the baklava bakes in the oven.

Step 3

Add honey, sugar, vanilla, and water to a saucepan. Cook on medium heat and keep stirring until ingredients combine and thicken into a thick syrup. Keep stirring and keep hot while the baklava bakes in the oven.

Pour over the hot syrup right when the baklava comes out of the oven. Spread all around and if it sizzles all around like this, you did it right!

Step 4

Pour over the hot syrup right when the baklava comes out of the oven. Spread all around and if it sizzles all around like this, you did it right!

Watch that sizzle again! Wait to eat this for at least 1 hour for the baklava to cool. This baklava tastes best 2 days after because the syrup seeps into each layer.

Step 5

Watch that sizzle again! Wait to eat this for at least 1 hour for the baklava to cool. This baklava tastes best 2 days after because the syrup seeps into each layer.

Cut in half again into triangles, if desired and sprinkle with powdered sugar and honey for garnish if desired. Enjoy!

Step 6

Cut in half again into triangles, if desired and sprinkle with powdered sugar and honey for garnish if desired. Enjoy!

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