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Baklava Cheesecake Bars

Baklava Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 36
We took everyone’s favorite buttery, honey-walnut treat and turned it into this incredibly easy-but-impressive dessert bar mash-up.
Updated October 25, 2017

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll 1 can of dough. Place in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Press in bottom of baking dish.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup of the sugar and the lemon peel with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread over dough in baking dish. Set aside.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the walnuts and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  • 4
    Unroll second can of dough. Carefully place on top of walnut mixture, stretching dough to cover filling.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix honey and lemon juice; brush over dough.
  • 6
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until well chilled. For diamond shapes, cut 6 diagonal parallel lines down length of pan; cut 6 diagonal lines across straight lines.

  • Any of your favorite nuts can be used in this recipe.
  • Baklava (bahk-lah-VAH) is a sweet dessert made with layers of butter-drenched pastry, spices and nuts. A honey-lemon syrup is poured over the baked warm pastry and left to soak.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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