Greek Baklava Bars Recipe
Serves: 48 BARS
Prep Time: 30 MINUTES | Bake Time: 30 MINUTES | Total Time: 60 MINUTES
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter, the 1/2 cup brown sugar, the 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the lemon peel with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until creamy.
- Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour until combined. With greased hands, press dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, for nut topping, in a medium bowl stir together walnuts, the 3/4 cup pistachio nuts, the granulated sugar, the 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and the salt.
- Using a fork, mix in the 1/3 cup butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over warm crust. Crumble phyllo shells over topping. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes more or until golden.
- Meanwhile, for glaze, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine the 1/2 cup honey, the 3 tablespoons butter, the 1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, the lemon juice, the 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, the allspice, and cloves.
- Cook, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) about 1 minute or until butter melts. Stir in the 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
- Drizzle the hot glaze evenly over the hot mixture in baking pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack. To serve, cut into 16 to 24 bars.
- Cut each bar diagonally in half. Place on a serving platter and drizzle with additional honey. Sprinkle with additional pistachio nuts.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup chopped pistachio nuts
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1.9-ounce package baked miniature phyllo dough shells
- ½ cup honey
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ½ tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- Pistachio nuts
Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 11g | Carbs: 20g | Net Carbs: 17g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 16g
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