Christmas Baklava

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“This is a variation on pralines. Use cinnamon and nutmeg to taste, and dust a little powdered sugar on top. Yum!”
Well, OK, not really fat. But Big. And Greek. And Baklava!
This stuff is amazing. Really.
It’s a little time consuming if you don’t have a food processor. Which I didn’t when I first started making it.
But oh, so worth it.
And today I just happened to be home all alone so I decided to go play in the kitchen.
Christmas baklava, layers of filo pastry with cinnamon, and fruit mince, soaked in a little homemade syrup and topped with crushed almonds.

Ingredients :
1/2 pound chopped pecans
1/2 pound chopped walnuts
2-3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 pound package of Phyllo dough
1-1/2 cups butter, melted
2-1/2 cups honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
Mix nuts together in a large bowl and toss with the ground cinnamon. Set aside.

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