Greek Pecan Baklava Recipe

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Greek Pecan Baklava
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  1. In a saucepan combine 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, liquid honey, brandy, lemon juice and cinnamon stick; bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly, boil for about 1 minute (or until the sugar is completely dissolved) then remove from heat; cool syrup COMPLETELY.
  2. In another bowl toss the chopped pecans with 1 cup sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Brush 2 (13 x 9-inch) baking pans with melted butter.
  4. Place 8 phyllo sheets in 1 pan, brushing EACH sheet with melted butter, then top with 2 cups pecan mixture.
  5. Place 3 phyllo sheets over the pecan mixture, brushing each sheet with melted butter, then top with 2 cups of pecan mixture.
  6. Repeat with 3 more phyllo sheets and then 2 cups pecan mixture.
  7. Top with 6 phyllo sheets, brushing all but the top sheet with melted butter.
  8. Repeat the procedure with remaining phyllo sheets and the pecan mixture for the second pan.
  9. Using a sharp knife cut layers diagonally into 3/4-inch diamonds; gently brush with remaining butter.
  10. Insert a clove in the center of each diamond.
  11. Bake in a 300°F oven for 1 hour.
  12. Remove from the oven and pour the prepared reserved syrup evenly over the baked baklava.
  13. Cool completely in the pans on wire racks.
  14. When cooled cut again diagonally; remove from pans and store in airtight containers at room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2546.58 Kcal (10662 kJ)
Calories from fat 2063.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 229.33g 353%
Cholesterol 162.5mg 54%
Sodium 37.42mg 2%
Potassium 1020.21mg 22%
Total Carbs 131.28g 44%
Sugars 102.75g 411%
Dietary Fiber 21.88g 88%
Protein 23.87g 48%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 7.2mg 40%
Calcium 215.2mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 554.8 Kcal (2323 kJ)
Calories from fat 449.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.96g 353%
Cholesterol 35.4mg 54%
Sodium 8.15mg 2%
Potassium 222.26mg 22%
Total Carbs 28.6g 44%
Sugars 22.38g 411%
Dietary Fiber 4.77g 88%
Protein 5.2g 48%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 25%
Iron 1.6mg 40%
Calcium 46.9mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 69.2
  • 74

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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