Easy Baklava Cups are the perfect party recipe, and a great way to serve the classic Greek dessert. These dessert cups are less sticky and messy than classic baklava making them perfect for entertaining at home with small bites and hors d’oeuvres. Serve them at a cocktail party or girls night in, or set them out on a dessert table with other treats. Add them to a Greek themed dinner party too!
These easy baklava cups are just what you need for a Greek themed dinner party dessert.
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! And they are addictive!
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 fillo 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.
Make these delicious and easy baklava cups any time you want to serve small bites or multiple options for a party.
These would be terrific on a dessert buffet of “mini” foods along with these other hand held treats. This would give guests something chocolate, something smooth & creamy, something crisp & crunchy, and something light & fruity. The more variety the better!
- Easy and chocolaty brownie pops
- Light and tasty strawberries and cream
- Simple no-bake cheesecake spoons
- The BEST double chip peanut butter cookies
- 1 package frozen fillo 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 fillo cups with mixture and bake for 5-6 minutes. Let cool and serve.