12 July 2011


This recipe is another family favorite.  I only make it once a year at Christmas time, or for VERY special occasions.

- 1 package of phyllo dough...thawed
- 1 pound of chopped pecans or walnuts or both
- 1 cup of granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon (up to 2 tablespoons if you like more flavor)
- 1 cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of honey or a honey syrup
- whole cloves

 In a small bowl, mix the pecans, sugar, and cinnamon.  In a 13 x 9 baking pan, butter the bottom and sides and apply one layer of the phyllo dough (even up on the sides). Apply some more butter on the dough and put another layer of phyllo dough. Repeat 2-3 more times.  Sprinkle some of the sugar mixture, enough to just cover the butter and dough.  Repeat the layer of dough and butter, working up to 4-5 layers.  Repeat the sugar mixture. Continue this patter til you run out of dough (making it the top layer). Poke some whole cloves in the top, spacing them about 2-3 inches apart. Cut into appropriate sized pieces, but cut only half way through. Bake at 350 for 30-45mins, but check often til golden brown. As soon at you taking it out of the oven, pour the honey on the top making sure it oozes into the precuts.  Wait until cooled then finish cutting and serve!

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