Decadent White Chocolate Baklava

Decadent White Chocolate Baklava

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest

Submitted by: Josee Lanzi        

Josee lives in a primarily Greek community and  the #1 dessert is their authentic Baklava! She put her twist on the traditional Baklava and it is now her special Holiday dessert to make and everyone loves it!


Ingredients:
16 ounces Phyllo dough (thawed)
1/2 pound melted butter
6 ounces walnuts chopped fine
6 ounces almonds chopped fine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
16 ounces Kraft Philadelphia white chocolate indulgence
1 cup pure honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup water

Preheat oven on 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl mix well crushed nuts and cinnamon and set aside. Unroll phyllo dough on a flat surface and cover with a damps towel to keep from drying.

Spray with cooking spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. First layer. Place two sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter do this three more times to create a base of 8 phyllo dough sheets.

Second layer. Spread 3 ounces of the nuts top with two more sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter.

Third layer. Spread 8 ounce of the Philadelphia white chocolate indulgence and top with 3 ounce of nuts. Repeat second and third layer one more time.

Last layer. Place two sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter repeat two more times to create six layers of phyllo dough for the top. With a sharp knife cut your baklava triangles. Brush the top with remaining melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes.

While baklava is baking in a small sauce pan add honey, water and lemon whisk and bring to a low boil for 20minutes. Take Baklava out of the oven and pour hot syrup all over the top immediately. Cool 20 minutes before serving.