This wonderful recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. My dad and husband always request it for their birthday cake. When you bake it, the aroma of cinnamon and clove fill the kitchen. —Heather Abel, Hale Center, Texas
"This lightened-up version of traditional baklava is to die for, and it looks beautiful on a goody tray. The toasted pecans really stand out, and Grape-Nuts give additional crunch without adding calories."
If you haven't had figs before, this is a delicious way to introduce yourself to them. The the flavors from spices and wine blend together to nicely complement the flavor of the figs.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
The Baklava recipe is one I have had for quite a few years. In 2010 there was a contest in northern Michigan to incorporate a girl scout cookie into a recipe and I added the Samoa cookie, I won the peoples choice award. This was awesome for me considering the contest was for local Chefs and I asked if I could enter as a Girl Scout Mom. Monies generated from this went to the Girl Scouts—lots of fun! —Cheryl Andrews, Benzonia, Michigan
I live in Florida, and the holiday season ushers in the new citrus crop here. My favorite citrus is navel oranges, so I added them to pudding creates a special dessert.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia