Maria Bakalova Baklava

15 minsPrep Time
15 minsCook Time

30 minsTotal Time


  • 1 (15 count package) mini phyllo cups
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon melted, unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite honey, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water (optional)
  • pinch of salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Transfer phyllo cups onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.


In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts, cinnamon, cardamom, rose water and salt and mix well. Pour in 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon melted butter and mix again. 


Divide the nut mixture and fill each phyllo cup evenly. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until phyllo is golden and nuts are fragrant. Allow to cool slightly. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of melted butter and some honey. Best served while warm.