Sweet Cheese Baklava

60 24 servings, 1 square (39 g) each
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24 servings, 1 square (39 g) each

Bet you didn't think you could make baklava at home! Just follow our recipe for Sweet Cheese Baklava and you'll be amazed at how easy this classic dessert is to make from scratch.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix nuts, sugar and spices; set aside. Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
  • Layer phyllo in 13x9-inch pan, brushing each sheet with butter and sprinkling 1 rounded tablespoonful nut mixture between every other layer. Spread top with cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until cream cheese mixture is set. Heat remaining 1/4 cup honey; drizzle over baklava. Cool completely before cutting to serve.

How to Keep Phyllo 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 Nuts

Process nuts and sugar in food processor until nuts are finely chopped.

Storage Know-How

Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator up to 2 days. For best flavour, remove baklava from refrigerator about 30 min. before serving.


  • 24 servings, 1 square (39 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 square (39 g) each
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* 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.

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  • plavend |

    What's not to like? Bakalava? Good! Cheesecake? Good! Sweet Cheese Baklava? AMAZING!! Don't be tempted to make the crust too much thicker than what is shown or it will be too hard to cut through when serving and eating. I also added 1/3 cup sour cream to the cream cheese mixture to lighten it up as it was quite dense the original way.And drizzle the honey right before serving, otherwise it pools on top. But this has become one of my favorite dessert recipes!

  • Jennifermoore97 |

    If you like this, you are going to adore the original baklava!

  • kjc2 |

    these are yummy!