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Baklava with Honey Syrup

 Baklava with Honey Syrup
Baklava is a sweet, buttery Greek treat. The honey syrup drizzled on top gives this classic dessert a delicious twist. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
30 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 package (16 ounces, 14x9-inch sheet size) frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • SYRUP:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Coat a 13x9-in. baking pan with cooking spray. Unroll phyllo dough;
  • trim to fit into pan.
  • Layer two sheets of phyllo dough in prepared pan, spritz with cooking
  • spray. Repeat three times. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with
  • plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons nuts. Top with two sheets of phyllo and
  • spritz with cooking spray. Repeat layering with nuts, phyllo and
  • cooking spray 10 times. Top with remaining phyllo dough, spritzing
  • every other sheet with cooking spray.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 30 triangles. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan,
  • combine syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,

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Baklava with Honey Syrup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over warm
  • baklava. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and let stand for
  • several hours or overnight. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 136 calories, 7 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.