Mini Baklava Cups

Dessert | November 16, 2016 | By

Mini Baklava Cups ~ easy, delicious no fail, 1-2 bite dessert ~ finely chopped almonds, pistachios and pecans blended with honey, butter and cinnamon, baked in mini store-made phyllo dough cups. 

This post has been recently updated. The recipe remains the same.

I originally created Mini Baklava Cups for Easter but found they’re a treat all year. In my family we typically have several desserts at any gathering. Why be restricted to just one ~ and besides who wants to make that decision? So there are usually several at any gathering. That’s one reason one bite desserts like this Mini Baklava Cups recipe are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. 

Easy mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey

What other kinds of nuts can I use?

I packed store-made phyllo cups with a finely chopped pistachios, almonds and pecans blended with honey, butter and cinnamon. Some options would be walnuts or hazelnuts.

This is a streamlined, less sugar version of Sunny Anderson’s. They’re simpler to make and have just the right amount of sweet.

They’re also simple to make at home and are easy to transport. That way you need the already strapped oven at someone else’s house.  Mini Baklava Cups are even better made ahead too because it gives the flavors a chance to meld.

Mini Baklava Cups Instructions:

Easy mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey

Finely chop the nuts using a large sharp knife or food processor. If you’re using a food processor, pulse several times (don’t grind completely) until you have a ‘rustic chop’ then add them to the bowl.

Mini Baklava Cups are a fast, easy, no fail, one-bite dessert ~ phyllo dough cups filled with chopped nuts flavored with honey, butter and cinnamon.

Stir in the lemon zest, sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. In a small bowl blend the honey and hot tap water. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the honey-water mixture and reserve. Pour the remaining honey over the nuts and combine.

mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey

Preheat the oven to 350° then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Fill the phyllo cups with about 1 tablespoon per cup dividing equally. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the nuts are lightly toasted then remove from the oven. Drizzle the reserved honey over the top of them and once they’re cooled store in an airtight container.

Easy mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey

The hardest part of this simple, make-ahead bite size dessert is eating just one.

Enjoy!

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Easy mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey

3.67 from 3 votes
Easy mini baklava cups ~ phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts and drizzled with honey
Mini Baklava Cups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy Mini Baklava Cups ~ a simple, delicious no fail mini dessert of phyllo dough cups filled with finely chopped nuts, cinnamon and honey.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: baklava cups
Servings: 6
Author: A Gouda Life
Ingredients
  • 1 15 count pkg mini phyllo cups
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot tap water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the nuts and add to a medium size bowl then add the lemon zest, sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla, stirring to blend.

  2. Blend the honey and hot water reserving about 2 tablespoons of the honey/water, then add the remainder to the nut mixture.

  3. Fill the cups with about 1 tablespoon per cup dividing equally.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes until nuts are lightly toasted.

  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle the remaining honey-water mixture over the top of each cup.

Comments

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    Mary
    March 25, 2016

    Hi Bernie! Just like you I want to cook with easy to find ingredients and be able to pronounce the name. I can pronounce all the ingredients in this recipe…….Winner!!! Looking forward to seeing the movie….loved the first movie. This recipe sounds delicious and easy to make. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!!!

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      Bernie
      March 26, 2016

      Hi Mary – great minds think alike! Happy Easter to you as well and thank you for pinning and of course, following along. ~ Bernie

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    Annette Wilson
    March 26, 2016

    Bernie, I’m going to try these. Sweets are my weakness.

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      Bernie
      March 26, 2016

      I have a sweet tooth too but mini desserts relieve some of the guilt 🙂 Let me know how you like them. Happy Easter!

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