This Christmas Baklava is a delightful twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dessert, incorporating festive flavors and ingredients that make it perfect for the holiday season. Here’s a recipe to help you make this delicious treat:


1/2 pound chopped pecans
1/2 pound chopped walnuts
2–3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 pound package of phyllo dough
1–1/2 cup melted butter
2–1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon peel
Mix the walnuts in a large bowl and mix with the ground cinnamon. Sit aside.


Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Place 2 sheets of paper in the bottom of the prepared dish. Spread generously with melted butter.
Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of the walnut mixture on the face. Repeat layers until all nuts, butter, and chips are used.
Finish with about 6 layers of edges on top. If you still have a little butter left over, spread it over the top layer.
With a very sharp knife, cut all the layers of baklava. Cut 3-4 slices lengthwise.
Then make diagonal cuts to make diamond shapes.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
While the baklava is baking, heat the honey in a saucepan until it comes to a boil. Add the vanilla flavor and lemon peel.
When the baklava is cooked in bread, immediately pour the honey mixture over it.
Let it cool completely in the skillet.