– Granulated sugar – $0.29 – Water – $0.00 – Honey – $0.91 – Lemon juice – $0.07 – Lemon zest – $0.16 – Cinnamon stick – $0.34 – Cloves – $0.90 – Salt – $0.01 – Slivered almonds – $4.98 – Walnuts – $1.56 – Ground cinnamon – $0.05 – Ground cloves – $0.43
PER SERVING COST: $0.50
RECIPE COST: $16.04
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
For the sugar syrup: Combine syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a full boil over medium-high heat, occasionally stirring to ensure that sugar dissolves.
For the nut filling: Pulse nuts each nut separately until finely chopped. Set aside a tablespoon each then mix spices, sugar & salt.
To assemble: Brush 13 x 9-inch traditional (not nonstick) baking pan with butter. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees.
Using the baking pan as a guide, cut sheets crosswise with a chef’s knife, yielding two roughly evenly sized stacks of phyllo. Cover with plastic wrap, then damp kitchen towel.
Place one phyllo sheet (from the wider stack) at the bottom of baking pan and brush until completely coated with butter. Repeat with 7 more phyllo sheets.