Simple Baklava

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 25 min
YIELD: 24 baklava pieces
LEVEL: Intermediate


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter, melted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
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Special equipment: 2 mini-muffin tins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the almonds, walnuts, apricots, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt in a food processor. Run the machine until the mixture is very finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and the honey and stir to combine.

On a dry work surface place 1 sheet of phyllo. Using a pastry brush and the remaining melted butter, lightly cover the entire sheet of phyllo with melted butter. Cover the first sheet with a second sheet of phyllo and brush with melted butter. Continue until there is a stack of 6 sheets of phyllo. Cut the stacked phyllo rectangle into 12 equal pieces (Cut lengthwise into 4 pieces and widthwise into 3 pieces.)

Gently press each cut piece of phyllo into the mini-muffin tin cups. Press 1 tablespoon of the nut mixture into each of the phyllo cups. Gather the ends of each of the phyllo squares and twist to make a sachet shape. Continue shaping the remaining sachets in the other mini-muffin tin. Bake until the edges of the phyllo are golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the baklava sachets and transfer to a serving plate.




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