Baklava Cups

These mini and fabulously delicious Baklava cups tastes like authentic Baklava yet super easy to make, and trust me when I say EASY!!! Buy these shells/cups online, get your favorite nuts and it’ll be ready in mins. 

Tips:

  1. If you do not have orange extract then add 1/2 tbsp lemon juice instead while making the syrup
  2. You can buy shells/cups from Amazonclick on the link
  3. You can also add hazelnut or pecan for your nuts mixture, adjust the ratio as per taste.

Also try: Motichoor Ladoo Kheer Parfait, Phirni Tartlets, Chaat Cups, Peanut Gajak, Malpua, Kaju Katli or Dry Fruit Ladoo.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Greek

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 10 mins, Baking – 10 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: makes 15 cups.

Ingredients:

  1. Phyllo Shells – 15
  2. Walnuts – 1/3 cup
  3. Pistachios – 1/3 cup
  4. Almonds – 1/3 cup
  5. Orange Extract – 1 tsp
  6. Sugar – 1/4 cup
  7. Honey – 1/8 cup
  8. Cinnamon Powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Butter or Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1tbsp (melted)
  10. Water – 1/4 cup.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Baklava Cups:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, keep aside
  2. Add walnuts, pistachios and almonds to a grinding jar or a food processor. Grind to make a coarse powder
  3. Transfer it to a mixing bowl, add cinnamon and butter/ghee. Mix until combined well
  4. Place phyllo shells on the baking tray and fill them with the nuts mixture, pat a little with your fingers
  5. Bake for 10-12 mins or until golden brown
  6. Meanwhile make the syrup. Add sugar, water and orange extract to a saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it boil for about 4-5 mins without stirring. Turn off the flame and honey, mix until dissolved. Keep aside the syrup
  7. Once shells/cups are out of the oven let them cool down a little. Now pour warm syrup over warm nuts, adding 1-2 tsp on each then repeat until all the syrup is used
  8. Let it set for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. Your Baklava Cups are ready, store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

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