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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 Kelley, Plains, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded 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, 14x9-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 13x9-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 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. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Pour hot syrup over baklava. Cover and let stand overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 174 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • P Eleni
    May 10, 2016

    I have made many baklavas and this is a creative and tasty recipe. I would change two things, however. 1. Use walnuts instead of pecans. Pecans make the baklava dark. 2. Add juice of one lemon or orange to the syrup. The citrus will keep the syrup smooth.

  • craftycock
    Jul 27, 2013

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  • Goobs9
    Dec 20, 2012

    Incredible! It IS time consuming, but well worth it. I have family members request it as gifts. I haven't found another baklava recipe that compares.

  • Marpe78
    Jan 3, 2009

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