Pillsbury's Best™ Puff Pastry Dough Squares (05125) 1 lb 8.00 oz or 12 each


  • Walnut halves 8 oz or 2 cups
  • Dried cranberries 4 oz or 1 cup
  • Golden raisins 4 oz or 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar 2 oz or 1/4 cup
  • Butter, unsalted, melted 2 oz or 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon, ground 1 tsp
  • Kosher salt 1/8 tsp

Honey Syrup

  • Honey 6 oz or 1/2 cup
  • Water, hot approx. 120°F 4 oz or 1/2 cup



  1. Thaw puff pastry squares covered, either at room temp. 15-30 minutes until flexible, or refrigerate overnight.


  1. Add walnuts, cranberries, golden raisins, sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt in bowl of food processor.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped; transfer to bowl and set aside until assembly.

Honey Syrup

  1. Add honey and hot water to either a pan for the stovetop or use a microwavable bowl.
  2. Heat and stir until well combined and incorporated; set aside to cool.


  1. Dock puff pastry and cut each square into 4 pieces.
  2. Press 1 piece (1/4 of square) into bottom and up sides of each sprayed mini muffin cup; top with #70 scoop of filling.
  3. Pack down filling with fingers and bake as directed below:
  • Convection Oven 350°F for 14-16 minutes - Rotate pans baked in convection oven one-half turn (180°) after 7 minutes of baking
  • Standard Oven 400°F for 20-22 minutes


  1. Immediately after baking, spoon 1/2 tsp Honey Syrup over each baklava cup (still in pans) while hot.
  2. Remove cups from muffin pans and serve warm.

Tip: Top with additional chopped cranberries (1/2 tsp) for visual appeal, if desired.


Formulation courtesy of General Mills Foodservice