Using puff pastry makes this Baklava recipe so easy.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 7.6g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 0.4IU; vitamin cmg; folate 28.4mcg 7% DV; calcium 18.2mg 2% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 18.9mg 7% DV; potassium 57.9mg 2% DV; sodium 51.3mg 2% DV.