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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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?
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.
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Mini Pistachio Baklava Tarts
- 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
Brush the top edge of the shells with oil.
Place apple pie spice on a small plate and dip edge of shells into the spice.
Place remaining ingredients in small food processor. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
Fill each mini shell with date mixture.
I calculated 2 Weight Watcher smart points.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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