Combine cheesecake and baklava in our Sweet Cheese Baklava Recipe. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a honey drizzle make our Sweet Cheese Baklava Recipe unforgettable.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 20 servings
1 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup honey, divided
12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed, cut crosswise in half
1/2 cup butter, melted
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine nuts, sugar and spices. Beat cream cheese, eggs, vanilla and 1/4 cup honey in large bowl with mixer until blended.
Layer phyllo sheets in 13x9-inch pan, brushing each phyllo sheet with butter and sprinkling 1 rounded tablespoonful nut mixture evenly over every other phyllo sheet. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over top of phyllo stack.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until cream cheese mixture is firm.
Heat remaining honey; drizzle over baklava. Cool to room temperature before cutting to serve.
Since this tasty recipe makes enough to serve 20, this version of a popular treat is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.
How to Keep the Phyllo Sheets from Drying Out
Keep phyllo sheets covered with a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment and a damp towel until ready to use.
How to Finely Chop the Nuts
Use your food processor to process the nuts and sugar until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well blended.
To Serve Chilled
Cover cooled baklava with plastic wrap, then refrigerate up to 2 days. For best flavor, let stand at room temperature about 30 min. before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fibers 0.6699g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.