This Baklava Cheesecake recipe combines two decadent desserts into one irresistible treat! A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a creamy filling and topped with crisp, flakey phyllo dough.
Prepare the crust according to recipe. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, creating an even layer that raises slightly up the sides of the pan.
Transfer the crust to a preheated oven, and bake just until lightly golden. Set aside to cool and reduce the temperature of the oven.
Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl, and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Mix in the crème fraîche and heavy cream until smooth.
Working slowly, add the egg one at a time, mixing in between. Pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared crust, spreading it out evenly.
Place the springform pan on a roasting sheet, and bake the cheesecake until the edges are set and the center is still slightly jiggly.
Remove the springform pan from the roasting pan, unwrap the foil, and return it to the oven. Turn off the heat, and let the cheesecake rest in the oven with the door slightly ajar.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven, and allow it to cool completely to room temperature. Transfer the cheesecake to the fridge to cool overnight before serving.