Using puff pastry makes this Baklava recipe so easy. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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 in half, to make four triangles per pastry.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 51 mg sodium. 58 mg potassium; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 2.7 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 19 mg magnesium;

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