Yes, it seems weird, but toasted English muffins loaded with a pistachio-walnut-butter-brown-sugar mixture and broiled to caramelized perfection is straight from the heavens. Add a little mascarpone cheese, a little drizzle of honey, and this is my breakfast (snack? dessert?) lifestyle right now.
English Muffin Baklava
Take Me To The English Muffin Baklava Recipe
Walk Through The Recipe
I saw this idea in a Taste of Home magazine that my mother-in-law gave me and I basically turned around and made it five minutes later. It’s one of those recipes where you go, “Hey, that’s a good idea! And I have everything I need!” Which means you can make it fast, and repeatedly. Which is exactly what I did – correction – still am doing.
You toast your English muffins, stir up your nuts and butter and brown sugar, top it all with the mascarpone cheese and honey… and now this is just how we live. WHAT IN THE WORLD! It’s so delightful. Nutty, buttery, crunchy, and slightly caramelized but also has a creamy sauciness from the melty mascarpone and honey. All on the exceptionally textured, crispy-chewy surface of an English muffin.
It’s a perfect breakfast, afternoon coffee break snack, or after-dinner dessert. Love it for all of the above.
I made a few changes to the recipe as it was in the magazine – for example, I toasted my English muffins before and after adding the nut mixture. I used a higher nut-to-butter ratio to make sure that the nut layer was extra thick and chunky, and I changed the serving size to 3 pieces. Do we approve?
Mascarpone is not a normal ingredient in baklava so I was a little skeptical of how that would play here, but it was awesome. You don’t need much more buttery-ness with the nuts and butter already in there, but having a creamy element helped to tone down some of the sweetness of the nut filling and the honey drizzle. It was just heavenly to bite into.
How To Make This Little Delight
Mix up some softened butter, ground up pistachios, walnuts, and brown sugar.
Toast your English muffins under the broiler.
Then spread them with the nut mixture and return to the broiler for one more minute until bubbly and slightly set. Watch them carefully because they will burn!
Top with mascarpone cheese, honey, and more nuts! So amazing.