Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make the syrup:
  • Heat sugar and water over low heat stirring until sugar dissolves . Add the lemon juice and increase the heat. Let boil for 3-4 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Crust:
  • Grease a 20cm tart pan with butter and preheat oven to 375F.
  • Place one phyllo sheet in the bottom of the tart pan and brush lightly with butter. Repeat with the 4 remaining sheets. Trim edges with scissors and cut with a sharp knife into wedges and bake for 20minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle 4 tbsp of the cold syrup over and let cool completely.
  • Filling:
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, add sugar and beat again. In a clean bowl, whip heavy cream with 2 tbsp powder sugar until soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into the cheese mixture and then fold in the chopped nuts baklavas. Pour over the prepared crust and smooth top.
  • Nuts baklavas:
  • Grease a 26cm baking pan with butter and preheat oven to 380F.
  • Place one phyllo sheet in the baking pan and brush with butter. Repeat with another 4 sheets. Combine nuts mixture with butter, sugar and cinnamon and spread over the phyllo sheets in the pan . Cover with the rest of the phyllo sheets in the same way. Using a sharp knife, cut into squares and bake for 30 -35 minutes until golden brown. Pour cold syrup over hot baked baklavas and let cool completely. Chop and use as indicated in the above recipe.
  • Decoration:
  • Cut 1 phyllo sheet into small triangles , brush with butter and bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and use to decorate over the smoothed filling. Sprinkle with pistachios and chill for 4-5 hours.
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  • ttaaccoo 1 year ago
    The Marriage of Baklava and Cheesecake. Gosh! grazi to Ahmed!!
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    mlk_ ate it and said...
    Ok,I've been looking for a cheesecake recipe, and I came across this in your list, sounds perfect,thanks for sharing. I agree with the other comments, you should work on making your own book ..Have a great day Ahmed.
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  • leonora5 6 years ago
    INCREDIBLE! One thing I know now is that I have not lived in The World of Desserts yet .... had NO IDEA there were things like this to eat on our planet. What an eye opener!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    Only Ahmed would combine Cheesecake with Baklava.
    This is spectacular I love the mixed nuts, walnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts. High Five
    Michael
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  • swafaa 6 years ago
    what a great combination baklava & cream cheesse this one is a must try thanks
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wounderful recipe my friend..so rich..nice photo's...reali love it
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  • toisha 6 years ago
    I must admit, I love cheesecake, but had become bored with it, so I haven't done one in ages. This one I cannot wait to try.

    I am fairly new here, but I see from some of the other comments that you are someone to watch for. Thanks for sharing.
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  • grandmommy 6 years ago
    Ok Ahmed, I have tried to stay away from dessert recipes for a while now because my sweet tooth has gotten way outta hand! Then you do this! You must have known that this combo would reel in all those avid baklava and cheese cake fans. You should sell this to Juniors Cheesecakes of New York! Better yet get it marketed yourself! You must have gained many new friends with this one.
    By the way, who got to eat this gastronomical wonder? The most creative FIVE I have seen in a while!
    Denise
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    I am speechless... all I can say is WOW...
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Im a fan of Philadelphia cream cheese !!!
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    " It was excellent "
    gardener61 ate it and said...
    Ummmm....yeah, what everyone else said. You are the KING!! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    OMG, this is pure heaven, Ahmed. Thank you so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I had to check this out since I haven't drooled today yet....beautiful pictures!!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Oh My gosh... you can share all Baklava recipes and I will be always your fan.... Thanks a lot!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Wow! Your pictures are amazing as usual! This cheesecake is a perfect 10! Way to go!
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    this is just the kind of my favorite cheesecakes, Love this one Ahmed, the combination of nuts, makes it so rich and at the same time delicate with the phyllo pastry, excellent!!
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    this is just the kind of my favorite cheesecakes, Love this one Ahmed, the combination of nuts, makes it so rich and at the same time delicate with the phyllo pastry, excellent!!
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    ANOTHER show-stopper, Ahmed...I don't know where you come up with one fantastic creation after another, but I'm sure glad you do. Combining baklava and cheesecake is just too good to be true - this would stop a mother-in-law in her tracks!!!
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    How wonderful - and such a perfect combo. Great recipe, my friend - you make me smile...and you make me hungry. ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness...that is beautiful!Everything you make looks so good & beautiful!I'm sure it will be a hit.
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