December 12th, 2014

Baklava Bites

If you’ve ever made baklava, you know it can be a tedious process. Well, now you can have all the flavors of baklava without all the work, thanks to these delicious little Baklava Bites.

Baklava Bites
Really, this is just brilliant. I wish I’d thought of it myself. You simply mix some chopped nuts, spices and honey (I like to add a bit of orange zest) and fill pre-made phyllo cups–cook for just a few minutes and that’s it! Baklava!

My family was skeptical about whether these would taste enough like “regular” baklava to be considered a legitimate substitution. But after trying them, they all agreed–Baklava Bites are the real deal!

You can use just about any combination of chopped nuts you’d like, but I always include pistachios.  Just keep a close eye on these once you pop them in the oven. They don’t need to bake long and can overcook quickly!

Serves 8

Baklava Bites

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place phyllo cups on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together chopped nuts, , orange zest, melted butter, honey and cinnamon until well combined. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the nut mixture into each phyllo cup.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted. Cool completely before serving. Drizzle with extra honey before serving, if desired.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

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Comments

  1. This is great. I can remember helping my grandmother make baklava in the heat of the summer in her extremely hot kitchen. It wasn’t fun. These look delicious and easy!

  2. I do love baklava but only have it in restaurants. I could do this! They look good. 🙂

  3. I love traditional baklava. Definitely a great idea to turn baklava into little bites – so perfect for the upcoming Christmas entertaining period!

  4. Hi- looks delicious and easy. How far ahead can I make these and store in sealed container? Making cookies for a wedding and my son loves Baklava. Thank you!

    • I would not make it very far ahead. The filling makes the filo dough a bit soggy after sitting for a while. You could make the filling several days ahead though, and then fill the cups the day of, or possibly the night before.

 

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