Apple baklava

  • Preparation Time90 mins
  • Cooking Time60 mins
  • Serves24
  • DifficultyMedium
450g thawed filo dough
225g melted butter
2 lemons juiced and zested
2 tsp cinnamon
400g diced apples
235g chopped toasted walnuts
250g chopped toasted pistachios
300g caster sugar
4 tablespoons honey
80g honey
475ml water
1 lemon rind
1) On a baking tray lined with baking parchment, lay down 1 sheet of filo and brush with butter. Repeat process with 3 more sheets. Cover remaining sheets with damp tea towel and set aside.

2) To make filling place the lemon juice and zest, honey, cinnamon, apples, and chopped nuts and gently heat for 3 mins, set aside to cool. Spread 1/3 of mixture onto buttered filo stack. Top apple mixture with another stack of buttered filo. Repeat process until mixture and filo is gone (there should be 3 layers). Bake in a preheated 180C/Gas 4 oven for 1 hr.

3) Mix sugar, honey, water and lemon and bring to simmer. Remove lemon rind and pour over baklava. Let soak overnight, cut into squares and serve.

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