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Crazy idea for GF baklava?

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I'm making a mediterranean themed dinner on Thursday and was having a hard time with dessert. I love baklava, but can't eat it. I got this crazy idea to use homemade crispy apple slices in lieu of phyllo, similar to this recipe:

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/201...

I thought I could undercook them a little, so they weren't super duper cripsy, then bake a little less than normal baklava once it was all put together. I'd use a normal baklava nut filling and syrup. So they don't dry out, I thought of maybe doing them in muffin tins or even ramekins, so they are easier to deal with and retain all the juices/syrup.

Your thoughts - is this a guaranteed-to-fail idea, or something even worth trying?!

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  1. Your question reminded me that I had seen a gluten free baklava recipe that was made with apples! Here is the link to it:

    http://citronlimette.com/recipe_archi...

    I haven't tried it yet, but it looks yummy.