My mom and I were making some spanakopitas the other night and we had a couple of sheets of leftover phyllo dough. I thought it would be a good idea to cut the dough into squares, stick them into a muffin tin and bake them to make little cups for a dessert. I then made a less-complicated version of baklava filling on the stove top and spooned it into the pre-baked cups. It was so easy and tasty!
You can make it even easier by buying already-made phyllo cups at your grocery store. But for those who like working with phyllo, I’ve included directions below on how to make these.
I love desserts that use nuts and honey and the wonderful thing about this shortcut baklava is that you can taste as you go and adjust flavors to your liking. Don’t like cloves? You can substitute allspice instead. Only have pistachios in your pantry? Just use a cup of those! This would also be tasty with some lemon zest or some almond extract. Experiment and see what you get! I promise you won’t be disappointed.