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Layers of flaky phyllo dough and spiced nuts drenched in a honey-lemon syrup, Baklava is a classic dessert in both Greece and Turkey. This delectable rendition uses almonds and a light syrup that's not overly sweet.
|4||cups slivered almonds and/or walnuts (1 pound)|
|1‑1/4||cups sugar, divided|
|2||teaspoons ground cinnamon|
|1/4||teaspoon ground cloves|
|1||package (16 ounces) frozen phyllo dough (about 20 sheets), thawed|
|1||cup butter, melted|
|2||(2-inch-long) strips lemon peel|
|1||tablespoon fresh lemon juice|
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