Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Awesome Apple Baklava

 
09cb04030cc3104bbae3 550
381

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.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

1

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

2

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

6 apples
golden delicious
6 Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
6 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Nut mixture
2 ½ cups walnuts
chopped
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon lemon zest
grated
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound phyllo (filo) pastry sheets
about 24 sheets
½ cup butter, unsalted
melted
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
plain, dry
2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Serve warm

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.

Peel the apples.
Core and slice the 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.

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.

NUT MIXTURE:

Combine all ingredients in small bowl.

Next you need these a few ingredients.
Add the filling ingredients into a medium bowl.

Mix well.

ASSEMBLE BAKLAVA:

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

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.

Now let's work on assemble the baklava.

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

Spread 2 cups nut mixture on top

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

Spread apple mixture on top;
Layer with the 6 remaining 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 a sharp knife, cut lengthwise through pastry and filling into 1½ inch-wide strips, then cut diagonally at 2-inch intervals to make diamonds.

With sharp knife,

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden. Drizzle honey on top and bake 5 minutes more. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.
Drizzle honey on top and bake 5 minutes more.

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

Cool in pan on wire rack.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review

 

 

Comments

Timisoara, Romania
 12 months ago

"A classic Greek tradition". Never gets old.

Sofia, Bulgaria
 5 months ago

Hello, what can bread crumbs be substituted with? Thank you.

Sofia, Bulgaria
 5 months ago

Hello, what can bread crumbs be substituted with? Thank you.

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 4 months ago

There is only 2TB bread crumbs, so you could just eliminate the bread crumbs, and it won’t make much of a difference to the final result. Hope this helps. Happy baking :)

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?

 

Add Photo

Up to 1MB in size, .jpg format

 

Founded in 1996.

© 2019 Sean Wenzel & Infinite Networks Inc. All rights reserved.
171A Rink Street, Suite 148, Peterborough, ON, CA K9J 2J6 +1.888.959.4335

 

Live Feed