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"skinny" Greek baklava

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Here is my healthier version of the traditional Greek Baklava, its got less sugar and less fat but is still delicious! I remember as a child my mother used to make this perfectly for my greek stepfather..came out perfect everytime.. heres a skinnier version.. enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 17.3 ounce package (1 sheet) frozen puff pastry
  • 3/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 12mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

1. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a pizza cutter, cut pastry into six pieces (each about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide). Place pastry pieces on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Using a wide metal spatula, transfer pastry pieces to a wire rack.

Step 2

2. Meanwhile, place almonds in a large skillet; cook over medium heat about 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the almonds.
In a small food processor, combine the remaining almonds, 3 tablespoons of the honey, the vanilla, and cinnamon; cover and process until ground into a thick mixture.

Step 3

3. Gently split each slightly warm pastry piece horizontally into two layers. Carefully spoon almond mixture in small dollops on bottoms of pastry layers. Replace top layers of pastry. Using a pizza cutter, cut each pastry in half crosswise and then cut diagonally half, to make four triangles per pastry.

Step 4

4. Spoon the remaining 2 tablespoons honey into a glass measuring cup. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 10 seconds or until thinned and a pourable consistency. Drizzle the warm honey over the pastry triangles. Sprinkle with the reserved 2 tablespoons toasted almonds. enjoy!

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