The Shady Porch: Baklava Crescent Rolls

2.28.2014

Baklava Crescent Rolls

I never really understood the term "happy accident"...until it happened to me the other day. My "happy accident" - the purchase of Flaky Honey Crescent Rolls - was the catalyst that helped me create this recipe for Baklava Crescent Rolls.
On a recent after school grocery run, the hubs inadvertently purchased Flaky Honey Butter Crescents instead of the classic variety. After dinner and a brief conversation that revealed his surprise that he had NOT bought regular rolls, I had to figure out what to do with the second can (yes, he bought two; I think there was a sale;) I set to studying on the problem (country term for thinking about it) when I  had a vision that solved the issue...Honey Butter Baklava Crescent Rolls. It was easy really since the crescents already had the honey and butter flavors that define authentic Greek baklava. This re-working of the classic dessert - a long-time favorite, especially of the hubby's - was a great hit due to its authentic flavor and finger food handling. WIN!


Baklava Crescent Rolls
An easy-to-make version of the famous Greek dessert!
You can skip the endless layers of Phyllo pastry and still enjoy the famous honey-butter flavor with cinnamon sweet walnuts!



Baklava Crescent  Rolls

Ingredients:
Honey Flakey Butter Crescent Rolls
2 cups of chopped walnuts
1 t. cinnamon
1/4. sugar
water 
1 stick of butter
1/2 c. honey

Directions:  
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. 
Soften butter in microwave (about 20-25 seconds). Once softened, add honey to the butter and mix the two together.  

Honey Butter mix
Unroll dough into separate triangles on cookie sheet.  
Brush the honey-butter over the dough triangles. 
Crescent roll dough brushed with Honey Butter
In a small bowl, mix walnuts, cinnamon and sugar. Add just enough water to make a paste. Add a scoop of the nut mix to the dough triangles and roll them up as usual. 
Nut mix on crescent dough ready to roll
Once you've rolled them up brush lightly with the honey-butter however, be sure to leave enough to brush them again after baking. 
baklava cresent rolls  brushed in honey butter
Baklava Crescent Rolls brushed in Honey Butter

Bake until golden brown at 350°F (it took about about 12 minutes in my old oven). 
Remove from oven and brush the Baklava Crescents with the honey-butter again. Serve and Enjoy!
plate of Baklava Crescent Rolls
Now Serving Baklava Crescent Rolls...YUM!


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