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Baklava Cups

Phyllo pastry cups filled with pistachios and drenched in honey syrup.

food

Baklava Cups

Phyllo pastry cups filled with pistachios and drenched in honey syrup.

Ingredients

Phyllo cups

  • 6 phyllo sheets, thawed
  • Cooking spray

Filling

  • 1 cup pistachios — raw, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice — or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon — optional
  • 2 tbsp butter — or coconut oil

Syrup

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey — or agave nectar

Steps

Phyllo cups

  1. Preheat your oven to 150C /320F.
  2. To make the phyllo pastry cups add a sheet of pastry on your workbench and spray it with oil spray, lay another sheet on top. Repeat that with a third sheet. Cut in four. Each one will make one cup. For this recipe you’ll need 8 cups. Bake for 12 minutes until lightly golden.

Filling

  1. Chop the pistachios. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon and butter and mix to coat the nuts. Place in the 8 phyllo cups and place back in the oven for 12 minutes.

Syrup

  1. Add the water, lemon juice and honey into a heatproof bowl and microwave for 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly. Add 1 tbsp of syrup into each baked phyllo cup and allow to cool before serving.