Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Baklava Bites

I bought mini Fillo cups and have been pondering what I’m going to do with them.  My mom loves Baklava, so I am going to make a simpler version of it by using the cups.  

1 (15-count) package mini Fillo cups
1 cup chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, and a pecan mix or just walnuts for super simple.)
1 tbs. butter, melted
1/4 cup locally bought honey, plus more for serving
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place Fillo cups on a baking sheet.

Chop your nuts well.  I'm going with a pistachios, walnuts, and a pecan mix because I love all 3 of them. You might want to add almonds or other nuts of your choice.  

Stir together the chopped nuts of your choice, melted butter, honey, cinnamon and salt until evenly combined. If the nuts are already salted, do not salt.  Taste first. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the nut mixture into each Fillo cup until they are filled.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted but not burned. Remove and drizzle with extra honey before serving. Serve immediately.

Just a note to say do not purchase the honey in grocery store unless it is marked local. What we have been buying that is labeled honey has been filtered so much, it has lost it's pollen and is no longer really honey.  It is a product of honey.  I am now buying local.  I picked some up at a gift store in Maquoketa last week. You can taste the different.  I'm back to getting the benefits that come from buying locally produced honey and a small local business benefits. is a good site to get more information.

So much easier that buttering all those layers of Fillo dough and less expensive too. Baklava is very rich and sweet so a bite sized cup is just right.

Hope you have a sweet day, be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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