Easy Baklava Cups

Recipe by Peacefulone
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 30 pieces




  • Special equipment: 2 (12-cup) mini cupcake pans, food processor.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place pistachios, walnuts and almonds on a baking sheet and toast in oven until golden and fragrant, about 8 minutes.
  • Let nuts cool slightly and add to a food processor along with the lemon zest, 3 tablespoons of sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla and pulse to combine.
  • Place mini phyllo shells in wells of 2 mini cupcake pans.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the nut mixture into each shell.
  • Bake until filling is hot, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat add the water, 1/4 cup sugar and honey and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until reduced and slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon syrup into each cup and allow it to soak in, then repeat with another teaspoon.
  • Refrigerate at least 5 hours, or overnight. (I only managed to refrigerate for about 20 minutes and then they all just disappeared!).