Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
Baklava
Total:
7 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
about 40 pieces
Level:
Easy
Total:
7 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
about 40 pieces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the Baklava:
For the Syrup:

Directions

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Combine the nuts, cinnamon and ground crackers in a bowl.

Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with some of the butter. Layer 10 pieces of phyllo in the dish, brushing each piece with butter before adding the next (keep the remaining dough covered with a damp towel). Sprinkle a quarter of the nut mixture over the dough. Layer 4 pieces of phyllo on top, brushing each with butter before adding the next; sprinkle with another quarter of the nut mixture. Add 4 more phyllo pieces on top, brushing each with butter, then add another quarter of the nut mixture, 4 more pieces of phyllo with butter, and the remaining nuts.

Layer the remaining 10 pieces of phyllo on top of the nuts, brushing each with butter; brush the top piece with extra butter. Cut into the baklava to make strips, about 1 1/2 inches wide. Then make diagonal slices, about 1 1/2 inches apart, to create a diamond pattern. Bake until golden, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, make the syrup: Bring the sugar, honey and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and boil 2 more minutes, then let cool slightly.

Pour the syrup over the warm baklava; let soak, uncovered, at least 6 hours or overnight. Garnish with nuts.

Photograph by Jim Franco

More from:

Easter

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baklava

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Herb-Roasted Lamb

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Creamy Spring Peas With Pancetta

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Lemon Curd

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Grilled Leg of Lamb

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Espresso Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking