Classic Greek Baklava

Classic Greek Baklava

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Baklava, hands down, is one of the most intriguing desserts we've ever tried. Made with flaky phyllo dough, this buttery treat truly melts in your mouth. This dessert recipe is easy to make in large batches and share with a crowd.

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Time needed

1 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

5-7 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ lb Phyllo Pastry Sheets
  • ¾ cups Melted Butter
  • ½ lb Walnuts or Almonds, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Bread Crumbs
  • ⅓ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pistachios, for garnish

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Directions

Place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry dough in a well buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish and brush dough with melted butter. Place second sheet on top of first and butter again. Repeat until you have 6 layers of buttered pastry sheets. Mix walnuts or almonds, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Thickly sprinkle pastry sheet with this mixture and add another layer of phyllo pastry sheets over it. Repeat in same manner until all ingredients have been used, ending with a final layer of phyllo. Brush top with remaining butter and trim edges with a sharp knife if any exist. Cut diagonal lines the length of the pan to make diamond shape pieces. Sprinkle with a LITTLE water.Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 1 hour or until golden brown.

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