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Apple Baklava

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 14 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 30 min
  • Inactive: 12 hr
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 24 servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.