Chocolate Baklava

    1 hour 55 minutes

    This chocolate and pecan version of baklava is easy to make but looks like you've slaved for hours. It is very impressive and tastes delicious.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 450g pecans, finely chopped
    • 225g dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 450g filo pastry sheets, thawed
    • 285g unsalted butter, melted
    • 180ml orange juice
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 55g dark chocolate
    • 1 teaspoon butter

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour25min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 25cmx36cm baking tin with butter.
    2. Mix pecans, dark chocolate, 150g caster sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
    3. Trim filo pastry sheets to fit baking tin. Layer 8 sheets of filo in prepared baking tin, brushing each sheet with melted butter; sprinkle with 1/3 of the pecan-chocolate mixture. Spread butter on 4 more sheets of filo and layer on top; sprinkle with another 1/3 of pecan-chocolate mixture. Repeat layers with 4 more sheets of filo and remaining pecan-chocolate mixture. Pour any leftover butter over the top of the baklava.
    4. Cut through the top few layers of filo lengthwise, leaving bottom layer intact, to create 4 long rows. Make evenly-spaced zigzag cuts along each row to create small triangles, again leaving bottom layer of filo intact.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until filo pastry is golden brown and flaky, about 1 hour; immediately finish cutting through to bottom layer of baklava.
    6. Bring orange juice, honey, water, 100g caster sugar and lemon juice to the boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over baklava.
    7. Melt remaining 55g dark chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Drizzle chocolate over baklava. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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    I would definitely make this again The orange juice brings a freshness to it and makes it perfect for spring I did not add the chocolate drizzle and I used pecans and pistasios  -  15 Apr 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Lots of work. But really yummy  -  15 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have two major issues with the recipe. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was almost done, then forgot to recheck. left for 5o, and it was burned. The bake time is completely off. Also, the recipe tells you to put the leftover nuts and chocolate mixture on the top, which makes it look completely different from your picture, and also makes it more difficult to know when it is finished.  -  18 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)