Mini Baklava



½ cup each walnuts, almonds, and pecans

Zest of 1 lemon

2 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp sugar plus ¼ cup

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ tsp vanilla

2 boxes filo shells (15 per box)

1/3  cup honey

½ cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toast nuts in the oven for 8-10 minutes and allow to cool slightly.

Add nuts, lemon zest, sugar, 3 Tbsp butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla to a food processor and pulse to combine.

Place mini filo cups in the wells of a mini muffin pan and add filling.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While the baklava bakes make syrup by combining sugar, honey, and water and simmering until slightly thick 8-10 minutes.

Pour about 1 tsp of syrup over each baklava and allow to cool.

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