1 pound thawed filo dough

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 cups diced Granny Smith apples

2 cups chopped toasted walnuts

2 cups chopped toasted pistachios

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup melted butter

2 lemons juiced and zested

4 tablespoons honey

2 cups chopped toasted pistachios

1 1/2 cups sugar     1/2 cup honey             1 pint water              1 lemon rind


On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, place 1 sheet of filo and brush with butter. Repeat process with 3 more sheets. Cover remaining sheets with damp towel and set aside. To make filling place the lemon juice, zest, honey, cinnamon, apples and chopped nuts in a saucepan and gently heat for 3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spread 1/3 of the mixture onto buttered filo. Place the apple mixture on top of it. Then another filo and more apple mixture. Repeat process until mixture and filo is gone (there should be 3 layers). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. 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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