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Apple & Honey Baklava

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2 h 30 min

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As I’m developing new recipes for Rosh Hashana, the upcoming Jewish new year holiday, I was making Baklava for our catering events. And I thought to myself- how cool it would be to make an apple and honey version of this insanely addictive Turkish pastry. I’m also crazy enough to make my own filo sheets from scratch. YASSS, that’s how much I love baking! The apple layer melted perfectly into the pistachios, creating a beautiful crunchy yet jammy sensation. Gingis, it’s one of the most delicious baked goods I’ve ever made. I will encourage you to make your own filo sheets, but even with store bought, this pastry is perfect for the apple season!

40 pieces

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original

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40 pieces

US

original

metric

Ingredients

For the filo dough

white flour

350 gr white flour

water

160 ml water

white vinegar

10 ml white vinegar

salt

8 gr salt

Juice from half lemon

Juice from half lemon

egg

1 egg

For the filling

nuts (I used pistachios)

250 gr nuts (I used pistachios)

butter

200 gr butter

butter

1 tbsp butter

apples (grated)

6 apples (grated)

of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

of pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

of ginger powder

1 teaspoon of ginger powder

of sugar

2 tablespoon of sugar

For the syrup

apple cider

400 ml apple cider

sugar

200 gr sugar

honey

100 gr honey

Juice from half lemon

Juice from half lemon

For the

white flour

50 white flour

corn starch

50 corn starch

Directions

Step 1

Make the apple filling. Grate the apples into a bowl and add cinnamon, pumpkin spice, ginger powder, sugar and a tablespoon of butter.

apples (grated)

6 apples (grated)

of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

of pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

of ginger powder

1 teaspoon of ginger powder

of sugar

2 tablespoon of sugar

butter

1 tbsp butter

Step 2

Cook until there are no more liquids left in the pot. Set aside to cool down.

Step 3

Make the filo dough. In a bowl mix the flour, white vinegar, lemon juice, egg, salt, and water together until consolidation.

white flour

350 gr white flour

white vinegar

10 ml white vinegar

water

160 ml water

Juice from half lemon

Juice from half lemon

egg

1 egg

salt

8 gr salt

Step 4

Keep kneading the dough for another 5-7 min until the dough is smooth and beautiful.

Step 5

Cover with a towel and let the dough rest for 30 min.

Step 6

Grind the nuts finely.

nuts (I used pistachios)

250 gr nuts (I used pistachios)

Step 7

Melt the butter for the filling.

butter

200 gr butter

Step 8

Divide the dough into 20-30 little balls, a little bit smaller than a ping pong ball. Dust each ball with the dusting mix and open with a rolling pin to a pita size.

white flour

50 white flour

corn starch

50 corn starch

Step 9

Once you open 10 balls, dust them well enough with the dusting mix (don't be cheap, put enough!!!) and pile them on top of each other.

Step 10

Using the rolling pin, open every 10 sheets’ stack together to the size of the pan you are gonna use.

Step 11

Brush the pan well with the melted butter.

Step 12

Place one sheet of dough and brush with the butter. Place another sheet on top and brush. Repeat with another 8-10 sheets.

Step 13

Spread the apple filling evenly, then add an even layer of nuts on top.

Step 14

Keep placing the sheets and brush every sheet in between. Once you finish layering all the sheets, place the pan to cool for 30 min in the fridge.

Step 15

In the meantime, prepare the syrup by melting the sugar in apple cider, honey and lemon juice.

apple cider

400 ml apple cider

sugar

200 gr sugar

honey

100 gr honey

Juice from half lemon

Juice from half lemon

Step 16

Using a sharp knife, cut the pan to a baklava shape.

Step 17

Bake in a preheated oven (350F or 180C) for 35-40 min.

Step 18

Take out from the oven and apply all the syrup on top slowly slowly. Use all the syrup, don’t worry, the baklava will absorb it all! Sprinkle some pistachios on top of each piece for decoration.

Step 19

Share it with your lovers! Believe me, share it with you lovers, it is so good you can finish it all alone.

Step 20

YASSS!

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