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easy apple baklava bites
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easy apple baklava

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter cut into 8 cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 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
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • teaspoon cardamom optional
  • ½ lemon juiced

Instructions

  • 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.