Baklava cheesecake is a unique and delicious dessert that combines the flavors of creamy cheesecake with the sweet and nutty flavors of baklava.
To make a baklava cheesecake, start by making the cheesecake filling. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Next, prepare the baklava topping by combining chopped nuts (such as walnuts, pistachios, or almonds) with honey, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
Press a layer of filo pastry into the bottom of a springform pan. Pour the cheesecake filling over the filo pastry. Spoon the baklava topping over the cheesecake filling, spreading it evenly.
Bake the cheesecake in the oven until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. Let the cheesecake cool completely, then chill it in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Once the cheesecake is chilled and set, remove it from the springform pan and cut it into slices. Serve with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of extra chopped nuts on top.
Baklava cheesecake is a delicious and unique dessert that is sure to impress your guests. The combination of creamy cheesecake with sweet and nutty baklava is a match made in heaven!