Baklava Tart Filling

This is another super easy dessert to prepare ahead of time.  Just prepare the filling until you are ready to serve. There is no cooking or baking – how easy is this to provide a sweet little treat like pecan pie. I have a total of (now 10) fillings for these scrumptious tarts. See Tart Shell Fillings 8 Ways and Raspberry Cream Shortbread which I recently posted.

Baklava Tart Filling

  • 2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • mini shortbread shells or phyllo tart shells (the recipe makes about 45) if you want to make homemade see Tart Shell Doughs

Combine the first six ingredients and refrigerate where it will thicken.  Spoon about 2 tsp. into each tart shell when ready to serve.

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Another bite-size treat to share with Angie, Sadhna and Natalie.

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See Pecan Pie Tarts Two Ways where I made my own dough and baked them.


46 thoughts on “Baklava Tart Filling

  1. These are ingenious! I adore baklava but have never made it, since buttering each layer of phyllo dough strikes me as far too laborious. What a great way to enjoy the flavors of baklava without all the hassle!


  2. What a brilliant idea, who doesn’t love baklava, but the mere thought of putting all those layers together is just too fussy. The mini tarts are so versatile aren’t they? Great idea for over the holidays.


    • Thanks Loretta – I mean baklava without the work, no baking or cooking. How easy of a dessert is this? I use tarts a lot to fill in when I need a little chocolate or custard. Many different fillings can be used…


  3. I LOVE this! Baklava is one of my favourite desserts, but I haven’t made it in so long, simply because it’s quite a procedure to put together. Thank you for sharing this at Fiesta Friday! Have a great weekend 🙂


  4. What a fab idea to add a baklava filling, your little tarts look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  5. You really kicked tart filling up a notch! I am a sucker for any of these little tarts – and have a few different fillings – but 10! 🙂 Way to go – and you’ve now become my ultimate tart go to guide!


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