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Honeyed Bacon Baklava

Honeyed Bacon Baklava
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
Bacon adds a surprising twist to classic baklava for a sweet and salty treat.
Updated July 15, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package walnuts (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen phyllo, thawed
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar honey
  • 1 (16 ounce ) package of bacon, fried crisp

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl of food processor, add walnuts, bacon, sugar, and cinnamon. Pulse until walnuts and bacon are chopped; set aside. (Be sure to fry the bacon to a crispy stage. Then it will chop up finely and evenly.)
  • 2
    Cut phyllo into 13
  • 3
    Over phyllo in baking dish, sprinkle 1 cup walnut mixture.
  • 4
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 3 more layers (4 layers total). Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer; brush with butter.
  • 5
    With sharp knife, cut just halfway through layers in triangle or diamond pattern.
  • 6
    Bake in 300° F oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • 7
    In small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat honey until hot but not boiling. Evenly spoon hot honey over hot baklava.
  • 8
    Cool Baklava in dish on wire rack at least 1 hour; cover with foil and let stand at room temperature until serving.
  • 9
    To serve, finish cutting, with a sharp knife, through layers to make triangles or diamonds.

Nutrition Information

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