Pistachio Almond Baklava

Ingredients

cup raw shelled pistachios
1/4 cup whole almonds, toasted
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 pch cloves
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 sht phyllo
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup amber Greek honey
1 tablespoon lemon, juice

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 325 D.In a food processor, combine the pistachios, almonds, cinnamon, cloves and sugar (2 Tbsp.). Pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped. Reserve.
2
Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
3
Combine the remaining sugar (2 Tbsp.) and ground cinnamon in a small bowl.
4
Lay phyllo sheets out and cut into thirds horizontally and vertically, creating nine equal rectangles. Stack them on top of each other.
5
Lay out one rectangle. Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Lay a second rectangle on top, off-setting slightly so corners don't match. Brush with butter and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Repeat with two more layers leaving cinnamon sugar off top layer.
6
Place about a tbsp. of nut filling in the middle of each star shaped stack dividing the mixture evenly. Gather up the corners of each rectangle and pinch together creating a little bundle.
7
Transfer bundles to prepared baking sheet and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove and cool completely.
8
Meanwhile, prepare syrup by combining water, honey and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Pour over cooled baklava and let stand about 30-90 minutes before serving for best flavour.

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Yield:

12.0 servings

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Monday, November 30, 2009 - 3:24pm

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