Classic Baklava Made Easy

A classic dish, simplified!


3 to 4 cups chopped pecans
2 8-ounce cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice


Unroll one can of the crescent dough into two long rectangles and put it in a 9x13 baking dish, pressing to the sides to make a crust. Press together any seams across the middle and sides. Bake this crust for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Mix together pecans, sugar and cinnamon. Spread this mixture evenly over crust. Unroll the second can of the crescent dough into long rectangles again, laying over top of the mixture to create a top crust and pressing to edges of the pan to close. Cut lengthwise and diagonal vents in the crust, be creative and make a pattern of diamonds and crosses if you want.

Time to make the glaze. Combine all the ingredients for glaze in a saucepan and bring them to a boil. Spoon half of glaze evenly over the top dough. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Spoon the remaining glaze over the hot baklava as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cool on wire rack at least one hour before moving to the refrigerator to chill until ready to eat.

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