Easy Baklava Cups are the perfect party recipe, and a great way to serve this classic Greek dessert. Make these when entertaining with small bites and hors d’oeuvres. Get the recipe here.
Oh how I love party food and small bites! I could live off of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres if I had my way…alongside a cheese board of course. Even though these easy baklava cups aren’t savory appetizers, they ARE the perfect mini dessert for your cocktail party table.
I first came up with this recipe when I was designing my Greek themed dinner party, but somehow never shared them here on the blog. It’s too bad because these literally take about 20 minutes to make!
I have a confession: I’ve never worked with phyllo dough sheets. It’s not that I’m afraid to, it just sounds so daunting to butter & layer multiple sheets while making sure the one’s in waiting don’t dry out. That’s why I’m so glad these filo shells exist in the frozen department. I use them ALL. THE. TIME. for party appetizers, including another Greek favorite, spanakopita cups. They are a home entertainer’s best friend.
Easy Baklava Cups
- 1 package frozen filo cups
- 1/4 cup pistachios
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 2-3 drops fresh lemon juice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Put the nuts on a baking sheet and toast them for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Add the nuts, cinnamon, sugar, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl and add melted butter, honey, and lemon juice. Stir to combine well.
Fill the filo cups with mixture and bake for 5-6 minutes. Let cool and serve.
Makes 15 baklava cups
Make these delicious and easy baklava cups any time you want to serve small bites or multiple options. These would be terrific on a mini dessert buffet alongside brownie pops, strawberries and cream, easy no-bake cheesecake spoons and peanut butter double chip cookies. This would give guests something chocolate, something smooth & creamy, something crisp & crunchy, and something light & fruity. Who doesn’t love more options?!