Apple Baklava

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Baklava is a classic Greek tradition. It can be sweet as a dessert, or savory as an appetizer. Phyllo pastry gives the crispy texture, using both golden delicious and Granny Smith apples makes the filling sweet, slightly sour and very tasty. Walnut layer adds another nuttiness, crunchiness and richness. A delicious and light dessert that you can serve at any occasion.

 
  
. Prep
30 min.
Cook
40 min.
Ready In
70 min.
12 servings
Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

6each apples golden delicious
6each granny smith apples
2tablespoons butter, unsaltedVideo
6tablespoons sugarVideo
1/2teaspoon cinnamonVideo
Nut mixture
2 1/2cups walnuts chopped
1/2cup sugarVideo
1/2teaspoon lemon zest grated
1/2teaspoon cinnamonVideo
1pound phyllo pastry sheets about 24 sheets
1/2cup butter, unsaltedVideo melted
2tablespoons bread crumbs plain, dry
2tablespoons honeyVideo
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Prep time: 1 hour plus cooling Baking time: 35 to 40 minutes Apples give a distinctive twist to this traditional Greek dessert.

Sauteing them first to let the water evaporate ensures a crisp crust.

APPLE LAYER: Peel and slice apples.

Melt butter in Dutch oven over high heat. Add apples, sugar and cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender and juices are evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool.

NUT MIXTURE: Combine all ingredients in small bowl.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Trim phyllo sheets to 13x9-inch rectangles; cover with plastic wrap.

Brush 13x9-inch metal baking pan with butter.

Place 1 phyllo sheet in pan and brush with some of the melted butter (keep remaining phyllo covered).

Layer 5 more phyllo sheets on top, brushing each with butter.

Spread 2 cups nut mixture on top and repeat layering with 6 more phyllo sheets and butter.

Spread apple mixture on top; repeat layering with 6 more phyllo sheets and butter.

Sprinkle remaining nut mixture on top; sprinkle with bread crumbs and layer with the 6 remaining phyllo sheets and butter.

With sharp knife, cut lengthwise through pastry and filling into 1 1/2 inch-wide strips, then cut diagonally at 2-inch intervals to make diamonds.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.

Drizzle honey on top and bake 5 minutes more. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped or ice cream. Makes 12 servings.

First published: last updated: 2014-11-20

 
 
 
 
5 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1

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Reviewed: about 3 years ago

I made half of the recipe, basically I cut down the height of the baklava. I used half of the sheets to make each layers, so that's why they looked thinner than they should be. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly, and it was just delicious. The combination of Granny Smith and golden delicious was super tasty, I did squeeze half of lemon juice to the apple slices when I sliced them, which actually gave the apple filling a nice zing. The phyllo pastry gave the nice crispiness and the walnuts layer gave the nuttiness. It took a little time, but well worth it.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 223g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 49150% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?