Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Baklava Bites

Baklava is ONE of my favorite treats!

This recipe is from the site for Athens Phyllo Dough. I'm a huge fan of Baklava and this was a fairly frugal way to make them for Christmas...catching these mini cups on sale after Thanksgiving!

1 ½ cups walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
30 Mini Fillo Shells

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a food processor, add walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves and pulse to combine. Spoon 1 tablespoon of nut mixture into each shell filling 30 mini shells. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.

In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, sugar honey and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and pour a teaspoon of warm syrup over each shell.

Refrigerate filled shells for 4 to 5 hours, then thaw shells for 15 minutes before serving.

* Desserts can be frozen and then thawed for future use.

Yield: 30 desserts

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