Delish Baklava Cups!!!

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Mini Baklava Cups taste like authentic baklava but easier! The honey and lemon syrup make these baklava cups completely irresistible…

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Ingredients  [ For 2 to 4 people ]    [   Preparation time : 15 minute  –  Cooking time : 20 minutes  ]

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (from ½ small lemon)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 packages (15 counts, each) Athens® Mini Fillo Shells
  • 2 cups nuts (we used 1½ cups walnuts + ½ cup salted pistachios)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • Melted chocolate chips to drizzle for garnish, optional

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients: ½ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, ⅓ cup water and ¼ cup honey.
  2. Bring to a boil over med/high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves then reduce heat and keep at a light boil for 4 min without stirring.
  3. Remove syrup from heat and let cool at room temperature while prepping baklava cups.
  4. In a food processor, pulse together 2 cups nuts to coarsely chop. Transfer to medium mixing bowl and stir in ½ tsp cinnamon.
  5. Add 3 Tbsp melted butter and stir to combine.
  6. Arrange 30 mini phyllo cups on rimmed baking sheet and divide nut mixture between the cups (about 2 tsp per cup), patting down the tops with your fingers. Bake 10 min at 350˚F.
  7. Once out of the oven, immediately spoon cooled syrup over nuts, adding 1 tsp to each one to let the syrup soak in then repeat with another ½ teaspoon of syrup until all syrup is used up.
  8. Let rest at room temperature for 6 hrs or overnight for flavors to meld and cups to soften.
  9. Serve as is or drizzled with chocolate.

 

Enjoy it!!

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