Honeyed Bacon” Baklava

Honeyed Bacon” Baklava


  • 1 package (16 ounce) walnuts (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (16 ounce) frozen phyllo, thawed
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounce) honey
  • 1 package (16 ounce) of bacon, fried crisp


  1. In large bowl of food processor, add walnuts, bacon, sugar, and cinnamon. Pulse until walnuts and bacon are chopped; set aside. (Be sure to fry the bacon to a crispy stage. Then it will chop up finely and evenly.)
  2. Cut phyllo into 13″ by 9″ rectangles. In greased 13″ by 9″ baking dish, place 1 phyllo sheet; brush with melted butter. Repeat with phyllo and butter to make 5 more layers, overlapping any small strips of phyllo to make rectangles, if necessary.
  3. Over phyllo in baking dish, sprinkle 1 cup walnut mixture.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 3 more layers (4 layers total). Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer; brush with butter.
  5. With sharp knife, cut just halfway through layers in triangle or diamond pattern.
  6. Bake in 300 degree oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat honey until hot but not boiling. Evenly spoon hot honey over hot baklava.
  8. Cool Baklava in dish on wire rack at least 1 hour; cover with foil and let stand at room temperature until serving.
  9. To serve, finish cutting, with a sharp knife, through layers to make triangles or diamonds.

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