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Armenian Mini Baklava Recipe

Pistachios

Armenian recipe preparations tend to be time-consuming. Never wanting to spend any more time in the kitchen than necessary, shortcuts had to be created for some of our family favorites.

Without a doubt, the most popular Armenian dessert is paklava (baklava to non-Armenians). Flaky, buttery layers of phyllo dough, with a center layer of chopped nuts and cinnamon, then drizzled with a simple syrup. Love it, but this takes too long, so here’s what I do to save time…

Instead of using phyllo dough sheets for this baklava, I purchase bite-sized, premade phyllo cups (15-count per box) in the freezer section of my local grocery store. What a time-saver! This works in other recipes, too.

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16
Servings
270
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Two 15-count packages premade phyllo cups
  • 2 cups walnuts or pistachios, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then add the lemon juice. Cool until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the phyllo cups on a baking sheet. Put 1 teaspoon or so of nut filling in each cup. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and while still hot, drizzle some of the simple syrup over each cup.

Serve warm or at room temperature. (For a neater presentation, place each phyllo cup in a mini cupcake paper liner.)

Nutritional Facts
Servings16
Calories Per Serving270
Total Fat5g8%
Sugar25gN/A
Saturated1g4.8%
Protein4g8%
Carbs52g17%
Vitamin C0.2mg0.3%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Calcium12mg1%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)13µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)72µg18%
Folic acid35µgN/A
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium13mg3%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus50mg7%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium54mg2%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.6%
Sodium242mg10%
Sugars, added25gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.8%
Zinc0.4mg2.4%
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