Baklava is a classic Turkish dessert you can make at home. Always asked to bring baklava to special occasions, this lighter version to help everyone cut back on calories and fat. The layers of phyllo dough make it very flaky. The Miracle Baklava can be made in about 1 hours and 25 minutes.Try this Miracle Baklava recipe, you’ll like it!
Ingredients of Miracle Baklava :
- 1 package vanilla wafers (about 12 oz), crushed
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- Refrigerated spray, butter-flavored
- 1 package ( 16 ounce 14×9-inch sheet) phyllo dough, thawed
For Sugar Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp grated lemon peel
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Yield: 30 servings.
Amount Per Serving: ( 1 serving = 1 piece)
- Calories: 154
- Fat: 4 g (1 g saturated fat)
- Cholesterol: 1 mg
- Sodium: 154 mg
- Carbohydrate: 30 g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
Diabetic Exchanges :
- 2 starch
Step by Step Method :
Place wafer crumbs, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Mix well and keep aside.
Spritz a 13×9-inch. baking pan with butter-flavored spray.
Unroll phyllo sheets.
Place one sheet of phyllo in the baking pan and spritz with butter spray.
Brush to coat evenly.
Repeat this method seven times, spritzing and brushing each layer.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup crumb mixture over the phyllo sheet.
Layer with two sheets of phyllo, spritzing and brushing with butter-flavored spray between each.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup crumb mixture; repeat eleven times.
Top with one phyllo sheet.
Spritz and brush with butter-flavored spray.
Repeat seven more times, spritzing and brushing each layer.
Cut into 15 squares and cut each square in half diagonally.
Preheat oven at 350 degree F.Bake, in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
To Make a syrup: Meanwhile, bring the sugar, water, honey and lemon peel to a boil in a saucepan.
Let it simmer on low flame for 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Stir in the vanilla.
Cool to lukewarm. Pour syrup over warm baklava.
Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap to avoid drying out.
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