Baklava Cheesecake

Made with a phyllo dough and pistachio crust, this creamy, honeyed baklava cheesecake incorporates the best of both desserts.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
  • 12 tablespoons butter, divided and melted
  • 2 cups pistachios
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • Pinch salt

Cheesecake

  • 3 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Topping

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons

Steps

  1. Prepare a 9-inch springform pan with baking spray and line with parchment between the plate and the form. Set aside.
  2. Working quickly and one at a time, brush a phyllo dough sheet with butter and fold in half. Carefully place into the lined springform.

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