Air Fryer Baklava Bites

Air Fryer Baklava Bites is an easy recipe to make in your air fryer that’s a lot less time-consuming than traditional baklava. They are perfect for when the craving strikes and you just want a bite or two of baklava. Super easy to make, and impressive to serve! 

Baklava bites on a plate with coffee

They are filled with walnuts, honey, orange zest, and cinnamon. They offer all the flavors of traditional baklava without all the work. 

Baklava Bite sliced open

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Other air fryer recipes in this video include, Air Fryer Muffin Recipe, Broccoli and Cheddar Air Fryer Quiche, Air Fryer Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, and Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Philips Air Fryer HD9630 on a counter
Philips Air Fryer HD9630

Which Air Fryer To Use?

For most of my air fryer recipes, I use the Philips HD9630 Air Fryer. It’s larger than most air fryers and I also love the white color and the design. It also doesn’t become an eyesore while sitting on your countertop.

Step#1: Cut Filo Dough

Stack 8 sheets of filo dough and slice them into 4″ x 4″ squares. Don’t use more than 8 sheets of filo dough otherwise, your baklava bites will be too thick and dry inside. I found 8 sheets to be the perfect amount. 

Cutting Filo Dough into sqaures

Step#2: Brush With Butter

  • Then brush every 2nd sheet with the melted butter. This helps the filo dough fry up nicely and turn a beautiful shade of golden brown.
  • Resist the temptation to brush every sheet with melted butter or the filo dough will be less stable and start to tear and come apart.

Brushing Filo Dough Layers with Butter

Step#3: Add Walnuts and Flavorings

  • In the center of your filo squares add 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Drizzle the walnuts with a teaspoon of honey.
  • Don’t overdo the honey or it will seep out into your air-fryer.
  • Hot air and burning honey is not a good thing! And it takes a lot of hot soapy water to remove the burnt honey from your air fryer basket. So easy on the honey. 
  • You can serve more honey on the side with your baklava bites if more honey is desired. That would be a safer bet! 

Adding Honey to Walnuts on Filo Dough

Adding More Flavor:

Add the cinnamon and orange zest to the walnuts. The orange zest adds such a wonderful freshness to the sweetness of the honey and the spiciness of the cinnamon. 

Walnuts on filo dough with cinnamon and orange zest

Step#4: Create Filo Purses

Bring the corners of your filo squares together, into a sort of “purse”. Press the filo dough down into the walnut area where the honey is. This will help keep the purse together. 

creating a filo dough purse

Step#5: Air Fry

Then place 4 of these little purses in the air fryer at one time. Don’t overcrowd them, leaving enough space in between them will allow the air to circulate well.

Adding Filo Dough Purses to an Air Fryer Basket

Air Fry the Baklava Bites at 375F (175C) for 6-8 minutes. When they are done they will be crispy and a beautiful shade of golden brown. 

Crispy Filo Dough Baklava Purses in Air Fryer

Step#6: Add Pistachios

The tops of the bites are pillowy and pretty and just the perfect place to catch some freshly chopped pistachios. 

Baklava Bite with Pistachios on top

Step#7: Serve with Coffee

These little Baklava bites are delicious when served with coffee and offer a wonderfully impressive finish to any meal. 

Air Fryer Baklava Bikes on a platter with Coffee

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Air Fryer Baklava on a plate with coffee

Air Fryer Baklava Bites

Yield: Makes 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes 6 seconds
Total Time: 23 minutes 6 seconds

A delicious Air Fryer Dessert Recipe that is so easy to put together and so delicious too! An easy recipe to make last-minute for unexpected guests!


  • 4 stacks of 8 sheets of filo dough measuring 4 x 4 inches (10cm x 10cm)
  • ¼ cup (40g) chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Honey
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Orange zest to taste
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) melted butter
  • 1 tbsp (10g) chopped pistachios


Brush every 2nd sheet of filo dough with melted butter. Place a mound of chopped walnuts in the center. Drizzle the honey on top of the nuts. Then add the cinnamon and orange zest.

Bring the corners together and press down into the honey to stick and form a “purse”.

Place in the air fryer at 375F (176C) for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Garnish with chopped pistachios. Serve with more honey if desired.


You can also serve the bites with additional honey on the side for additional sweetness if desired.

WARNING: Don't overdo the honey or it will seep out into your air-fryer. Hot air and burning honey is not a good thing! And it takes a lot of hot soapy water to remove the burnt honey from your air fryer basket. So easy on the honey. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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    1. Of sure you could try that too! But use the temperature setting for baking suggested on the box of filo dough you buy 🙂 Hope you enjoy!