CRANBERRY & MAPLE

BAKLAVAS

Makes about 25 baklavas​

INGREDIENTS
STUFFING


1     cup              Walnuts, chopped
1     cup              Almonds, chopped   
1     cup              Pecans, chopped
½    cup               Brown sugar
1 tbsp.               Ground cinnamon
1     cup              NUTRA-FRUIT Dried Cranberries, chopped
SYRUP
2     cups            Maple syrup
1     cup              NUTRA-FRUIT Pure Sugar-Free Cranberry Juice
DOUGH

1     box              Filo pastry
1½  cup             Semi-salted butter, melted
212 ml              NUTRA-FRUIT Cranberry Maple Port

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For a vegan version: replace the butter with coconut oil

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Vegan alternative at the bottom of the recipe!

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mix all the ingredients together for the filling.  
In a 9”x13” oven-safe dish, grease the bottom with butter using a silicone brush and place half of the pastry sheets, one at a time, brushing each sheet with butter.  Add the filling and press lightly. Cover with the rest of the filo sheets. 
Before putting in the oven, cut the baklava into 4 equal strips length-wise and 6 diagonal on the short side to form diamond shapes. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden. 


SYRUP
In a saucepan, boil the pure cranberry juice and the maple syrup, then leave at medium heat for 10 minutes. Once the baklavas are baked, pour some warm maple syrup on top, as soon as you take them out of the oven.  Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, then put in the fridge for 12 hours before serving.

TO SERVE

Garnish each baklava with a spoonful of cranberry maple port.

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NUTRA-FRUIT products to get to make the baklava

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