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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 312.3
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.8 mg
  • Sodium: 124.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Occasional Dessert / Treat Occasional Dessert / Treat
Number of Servings: 18


    1 pound frozen phyllo sheets
    1 cup melted butter
    2 cups finely chopped almonds
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 cup honey
    1 cup water
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Thaw phyllo pastry and separate sheets according to package directions. Keep pastry not being used covered with clean damp dish towel to keep it from drying out.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.

Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.

Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers.

This freezes well.

Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.
NOTE this is not meant as a healthy treat, its just that a treat, meant to have on special occasions and in moderation.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NYXWOLFWALKER.

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  • I have two sisters that make this very well. I have to agree that moderation is essential with this one--but it is great for the holiday snacks when everyone allows a little extra! - 10/24/09

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  • I have always made baklava, due to having Greek friends... It is a wonderful treat we make it with walnuts though.
    It is very good, but moderation is the key.. Holidays only in our house.
    - 6/24/09

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  • As far as I know baklava is a Turkish dessert. Last year when I went to Istanbul, I ate a lot of it and put on 3 lbs at the end of my trip. It was delicious but not very diet-friendly. - 2/3/09

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  • This is very good but not very healthy. Its hard not to eat alot of it. and its full of fat and calories. I get just a few pieces around the holidays. - 1/13/08

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  • This sounds delicious but it doesn't seem very healthy... - 1/12/08

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