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Posted By GKC On November 28, 2010 @ 1:54 am In Recipes of the Week,Weekly Recipes | No Comments
Adapted from original recipe by Giada DeLaurentis
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
¼ cup chopped craisins
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 stick margarine, melted, divided
3 tablespoons honey
12 sheets phyllo dough
Special equipment: 2 mini-muffin tins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the almonds, walnuts, apricots, craisins, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt in a food processor. Run the machine until the mixture is very finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the melted margarine, vanilla extract and the honey and stir to combine.
On a dry work surface place 1 sheet of phyllo. Using a pastry brush and the remaining melted margarine, lightly cover the entire sheet of phyllo with melted margarine. Cover the first sheet with a second sheet of phyllo and brush with melted margarine. Continue until there is a stack of 6 sheets of phyllo. Cut the stacked phyllo rectangle into 12 equal pieces (Cut lengthwise into 4 pieces and widthwise into 3 pieces.)
Gently press each cut piece of phyllo into the mini-muffin tin cups. Press 1 tablespoon of the nut mixture into each of the phyllo cups. Gather the ends of each of the phyllo squares and twist to make a sachet shape. Continue shaping the remaining sachets in the other mini-muffin tin. Bake until the edges of the phyllo are golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the baklava sachets and transfer to a serving plate.
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