How to make it

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine nuts, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a bowl.
  • 2. Unroll phyllo; halve crosswise. Immediately cover with plastic wrap and then a damp towel. Keep covered while working.
  • 3. Brush a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan with melted butter. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo in pan. Lightly brush with butter; cover with another sheet of phyllo, and butter again. Layer phyllo and butter 8 more times, ending with phyllo.
  • 4. Sprinkle phyllo with nut mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo over, brush with butter, and cover with a sheet of phyllo.Repeat layering with 5 more layers Sprinkle with nut mixture.Layer with nut mixture in such a way that you have a thick layer at the bottom and a thinner second layer.
  • 5. Using a sharp knife, score the surface of the pastry (1/4 inch deep) diagonally into diamonds (about 2 inches long). Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 6. Meanwhile, place sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon peel and honey and 1 cup water in a saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes
  • 7. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour the syrup over surface of baklava; let cool completely. To serve, use a sharp knife to cut into pieces along scored lines.

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