easy apple baklava

Preparation 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:20
Serves 15     adjust servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 8 cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 apple, peeled and finely diced ( about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 package mini fillo shells (15 shells)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


Heat your oven to 350ºF. Arrange the fillo shells on a baking sheet.

Add the walnuts, butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to a food processor or blender; process until the ingredients come together into a chunky dough. Combine the apples and flour in a medium mixing bowl. Add the walnut mixture; mix well.

Pack about 1 heaping teaspoon of the apple-walnut mixture into each fillo shell. Bake for 10 minutes.

While the baklava bakes, combine the water and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 8-10 minutes or until reduced to a thin syrup. Stir in the cardamom and lemon juice.

Carefully spoon the syrup over the baked baklava, letting it seep into the walnut filling.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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