- 1 pound thawed filo dough
- 1 cup melted butter
- 2 lemons juiced and zested
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 cups diced Granny Smith apples
- 2 cups chopped toasted walnuts
- 2 cups chopped toasted pistachios
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 pint water
- 1 lemon rind
DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.
On a sheetpan lined with parchment paper, lay down 1 sheet of filo and brush with butter. Repeat process with 3 more sheets. Cover remaining sheets with damp towel and set aside. To make filling place the lemon juice and zest, honey, cinnamon, apples, and chopped nuts and gently heat for 3 minutes set aside to cool. Spread 1/3 of mixture onto buttered filo stack. Top apple mixture with another stack of buttered filo. Repeat process until mixture and filo is gone (there should be 3 layers). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Mix sugar, honey, water and lemon and bring to simmer. Remove lemon rind and pour over baklava. Let soak overnight, cut into squares and serve.
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