By Luke Chavez
The Times 

Baklava Cheesecake


Luke Chavez

Baklava Cheesecake

While planning a recent special celebration, I found myself searching for a simple but memorable dessert. This beautiful and unique cheesecake with a baklava inspired crust was the perfect discovery for the table. Creamy without being overly sweet, this cheesecake is baked in layers of buttered phyllo pastry with chopped nuts. As the lilacs in my yard have finally started to bloom, I decorated the top with a flourish of the purple flowers.


For the Filling:

2 ¾ cups cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

⅓ cup Greek yogurt, plain

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon...

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