Cranberry–Pistachio Baklava
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
45 MIN
Cooling
6 H
Output
30 pieces

Cranberry–Pistachio Baklava

Ingredients

    Baklava

  • 2 cups (500 ml) unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 lb (454 g) phyllo pastry, thawed
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) melted butter

    Honey syrup

  • 2 cups (500 ml) honey
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) water
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

Baklava

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter a 23 x 33-cm (9 x 13-inch) Pyrex or aluminum baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the nuts, cranberries and spices. Set aside.
  3. Slice the sheets of phyllo in half to obtain rectangles the same size as the baking dish.
  4. Lay one third of the phyllo (about 13 sheets) in the baking dish, brushing each sheet with butter. Spread half the nut mixture over the dough. Repeat with another third of the phyllo and the remaining nut mixture. Cover with the remaining dough (also buttered).
  5. Using a very sharp knife, cut into 15 squares. Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes.

Honey syrup

  1. In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the hot baklava. Let cool to room temperature.