Quick and Easy Baklava Pastries

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 34 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings: 9 pastries
Quick and easy Baklava inspired pastries, that start with store-bought, all-butter puff pastry. 
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Ingredients

  • 1 10x10-inch roll all-butter puff pastry thawed
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Egg wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water

After baking:

  • 1/4 cup honey warmed

Instructions

  • Combine all the filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Unroll puff pastry on a lightly floured cutting board. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle the prepared filling evenly over just the bottom half of the square. Fold the uncovered top half of the puff pastry over the filled half, lining up the edges. Place the pastry block, still on the cutting board, in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Remove pastry from the refrigerator. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the pastry by making diagonal score lines about 1 inch apart, then repeating making diagonal score lines in the other direction, making a diamond patern on the top of the dough. Be careful not to cut all the way through to the filling.
  • Trim the 3 unfolded edges by about 1/4 inch and discard. Cut the remaining dough block in to nine 1-inch wide slices, creating sticks 1-inch wide x 5 inches long. Place these on to the parchment-lined baking sheet, allowing 1 inch between each one. Carefully brush the top of the pastry with egg wash, being careful not to let the egg wash drip down the sides. Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  • While pastries are chilling, preheat oven to 400F.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Remove from oven and leave pastries on baking pan. Heat honey in microwave or small saucepan until bubbling. Brush pastries with hot honey while still warm. Allow to cool slightly, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • These are best when freshly baked, but keep well in an airtight container for a day or two.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.2mg