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Europe, Central: Greek

This recipe is important to my family because it is passed down my moms side to each generation, and it is made on all special occasions.


1/2 lb Pecans
1 lb Walnuts
1 lb Filo & butter
1/2 lb Almonds
1 cup sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
Sugar, Lemon and Water (for the Glaze)


First Crush up all the different nuts and put the sugar and cinnamon in the crushed nuts, then mix this around. Get a glass pan and lay a few layers of filo dough down. Glaze some melted butter on top of the first layer. Procede to covering the filo dough with the mixed nuts, about one centimeter high. Add another layer of dough, melted butter, and nuts, use about 5 layers. Then add one last layer of dough and butter on the top. Get about 4 cups of water and add about 2 cups of sugar to it. Heat the water on medium high temperature. Squirt a small amount of lemon juice if desired. After about 30 minutes - 1 hour the liquid should have gotten somewhat thicker in consistency. During the time that the 'glaze' is being prepared you should have cooked the dough/nut layer for about one hour. After removing it from the oven put the glaze over it and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

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