Apple Rum Baklava

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
35 mins
40 mins

This is a great Baklava recipe. A friend passed this along to me. I love the combo of apples and walnuts and is a favorite recipe when it's apple picking time. If you don't want to use rum; substitute 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons lemon rind.

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  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl; mix well.
  2. Trim 8 sheets phyllo dough to fit 10 x 15-inch baking pan.
  3. Keep unused phyllo covered with damp cloth. Arrange in baking pan, brushing each sheet generously with melted butter.
  4. Spread half the apple mixture over phyllo dough.
  5. Arrange 6 trimmed buttered sheets of phyllo dough over apple mixture.
  6. Spread with remaining apple mixture.
  7. Top with 8 buttered sheets phyllo dough.
  8. Tuck in the buttered phyllo neatly around.
  9. Cut into squares or diamond using a sharp knife.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Heat honey in small saucepan.
  12. Drizzle over hot baklava.
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5 5

The filling was splendid. I sub'd brandy (had no rum) and pecans (no walnuts). I also did not have phyllo and used spring roll wrappers. The wrappers would have been good, but one wrapper = 3 sheets of phyllo. So, I should have cut down on the wrappers. Despite my subs, the recipe was EXCELLENT.

5 5

Excellent recipe! I didn't use nuts (allergies), but I'm sure with walnuts would be even better! I LOVED this recipe, was very easy to make. Thank you for posting it!

4 5

I only used 1/2 cup of butter for this, instead of 1 pound. That's what I do for my other baklava recipe. We liked this very much - it is a wonderful recipe for apples. Although we do like the regular baklava a little better. I really liked Maeven6's idea to put the apples, walnuts, etc in the food processor. I did that also & loved how easy it was & how evenly cut it was. Made it just wonderful to spread on top of the phyllo sheets. This is much, much better than apple pie. Will be a recipe I use again in the future - I am excited to play around with it. Thank you very much for sharing!!