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Double Nut Baklava

 Double Nut Baklava
It may take some time to make this rich, buttery treat, but it's well worth the effort! The blend of coconut, pecans and macadamia nuts is irresistible. —Kari Caven, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, melted
  • 1 package phyllo dough (16 ounces, 14-inch x 9-inch sheet size), thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. Brush
  • a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with some of the butter. Unroll the
  • sheets of phyllo dough; trim to fit into pan.
  • Layer 10 sheets of phyllo in prepared pan, brushing each with butter.
  • (Keep remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to
  • prevent it from drying out.) Sprinkle with a third of the nut
  • mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with five phyllo sheets, brushing
  • each with butter. Brush top sheet of phyllo with butter.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 36 diamond shapes. Bake at 350° for
  • 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water and honey to a boil.

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Double Nut Baklava (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Pour hot syrup over baklava.
  • Cover and let stand overnight. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 174 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.