Strawberry Cheesecake Baklava

Strawberry Cheesecake Baklava

Two of my favorite things in the world are strawberry cheesecake and baklava, so I found a way to combine them! Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I figured this would be a great recipe to share with the world! I garnished with blueberries, because I used all my strawberries in the recipe!
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Step 2

    Drain strawberries and reserve juice in a bowl. Chop into pieces and add any remaining juice to the bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, egg yolks, whole egg, vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a bowl. Blend together using an electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in the drained strawberries.
  4. Step 4

    Place phyllo dough sheets between dampened towels to keep moist.
  5. Step 5

    Place 1 phyllo sheet on the prepared pan. Brush with melted butter. Repeat until 1/2 of the sheets are left.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the strawberry-cheese mixture over the top layer of phyllo; spread evenly. Layer the remaining phyllo sheets on top, brushing each with butter.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.
  8. Step 8

    Combine 1/2 cup reserved strawberry juice, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook into a thick syrup, about 5 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Spoon hot syrup evenly over the baked baklava. Let cool before cutting into pieces.