Mini Pistachio Baklava Tarts (Healthy, Low Calorie)

Fill mini phyllo tart shells with the filling of a baklava, pistachios, dates, honey and flax, for a healthier and scrumptious dessert.

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So easy and delicious. Made with healthier ingredients. What an easy way to enjoy baklava

 

I can probably count on one hand the times I have had great baklava.  Usually it is way too sticky, sweet for me.  Two weeks ago I had the very best Baklava at a local restaurant.  The sweetness level was spot on, not too sweet and not too savory.  It was filled with delicious pistachio flavor and was cut into the cutest bite size pieces. I have been so obsessed with their baklava, that I was determined to make a healthier version so I could enjoy it more often.  With mini phyllo shells, I had the perfect vehicle, and who does not think bite sized desserts are absolutely adorable?  You all know I have a slight obsession with mini sized food and finger food.  Why not when it provides the perfect serving size and you don’t have to feel like you need to eat an entire cake or dessert?

Love this mini dessert that tastes like baklava

These also come together in about 10 minutes.  If you can press the button on your food processor, then you have the skill to make these.  Yup!  They are that easy.  I liked to dip the shells in coconut oil and apple pie spice, reminiscent of rimming the glass of a margarita.  Hmm, maybe I should have dipped them in a little alcohol first.  An orange liquor would be lovely.  These would be perfect for an Easter buffet, Mother’s Day Tea or even a baby shower.  You can also tailor the sweetness to your liking by sprinkling with powdered sugar or cutting back on the honey.  A dollop of Greek yogurt would be delish on top too.

Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day

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Mini Pistachio Baklava Tarts

Course Dessert, Easter, Holiday, Mother's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 49 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 box frozen mini phyllo shells
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Brush the top edge of the shells with oil.
  2. Place apple pie spice on a small plate and dip edge of shells into the spice.
  3. Place remaining ingredients in small food processor. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
  4. Fill each mini shell with date mixture.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 2 Weight Watcher smart points.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Pistachio Baklava Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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So easy and delicious. Made with healthier ingredients. What an easy way to enjoy baklava

Comments

  1. Oh these look SOOOOO good! I loveeee baklava and these are perfect!
  2. These are so cute! What a perfect little dessert recipe! I might have to make these for a friend's bridal shower!
  3. Ah well pistachios make any sweet treat a total winner!
  4. These look SO good! I love Baklava, these sound like a great variation!
  5. My husband introduced me to baklava (and tiramisu!) and I can never go back! I love these little tarts but pretty sure that would not stop me from eating more than I should :)
  6. thanks God I'm living in Turkey where I can find the best baklava from local usta (master) almost in every corner. But making baklava at home still become the real Turkish tradition here especially in Islamic holidays..I love your homemade baklava tarts here..it's so wonderfully gorgeous!
  7. Those are so cute and they sounds delicious! Great recipe :-)
  8. what an amazing idea this is..thank you so much for sharing..we love baklava and this seems to be a fun way to prepare this recipe..am gonna try this for party this weekend..thank you.
  9. WOW this look beautiful and sound wonderful. I love baklava so this is going on my "to make" list.
  10. These look so good, pinning & sharing, I love Baklava - it's nice to see a lightened up version!
  11. I love those little phyllo shells, I've used them in the past to make mini pecan pies but I love the idea of filling them with baklava filling!
  12. Bite size treats are my favorite! These look delicious and I'm with you the sticky sugar isn't what I look forward to I love the nuts in baklava!
  13. loving the idea of a baklava tart - these look so delicious and pretty too.
  14. How cute are these little tarts? I've always been obsessed with Baklava! These are the perfect little dessert for Easter!
  15. I love desserts that are this easy! The dates sound like they would be good in this. Thanks for the recipe!
  16. Charlotte Moore says
    YUM!! I bet these have the least fat and calories of any Baklava around. HA!!
  17. Charlotte Moore says
    YUM!! I left a post earlier but it isn't here. Strange how this happens. I bet these are the lowest calorie and fat of any Baklava around. HA!!
  18. Katherine Warlund says
    Thank you for a cool recipe! It turned out great--and much more fresh than traditional baklava. Instead of finishing with icing sugar, I dribbled linden honey because I wanted to highlight this interesting honey variety. Fascinating result! I'm thinking now of making your recipe again with a couple of other honey varieties. Taste test, anyone ;)
  19. OH my gosh this looks fabulous! So glad I found you on Food YUB! I love middle eastern food and have been wanted to make baklava! Thank you for sharing this :) looks beautiful! https://sprinkleofvanillasugar.wordpress.com
  20. Hi Christie I would like to try and make your mini Baklava for my daughters wedding. Do you think I could freeze them?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Wendy, Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. I would not freeze them. Unfortunately I believe they will be soggy when defrosted. It may be possible to freeze the filling separately and fill them at the event. You could try making a small batch to see if that works. I hope it works out for you. Christie

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