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Baklava Cheesecake – Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery

Vegan Maple Walnut Baklava Cheesecake!

For those who really need to be the star of your vacation events
Two of probably the most superb desserts simply got here collectively as one!

baklava cheesecake

Essentially the most excellent vegan New York model cheesecake recipe simply occur to be mine

And now it’s topped with wealthy, maple walnut baklava!

baklava cheesecake

If in case you have by no means made and even had baklava you might be in for a deal with.

Flaky layers of Phllyo dough filled with nuts and the signature syrup drenching each morsel.
Conventional Baklava is made with pistachios and walnuts, however at the moment I used solely walnuts.

Vegan Maple Baklava Cheesecake

Nothing can examine to utilizing actual maple syrup in recipes

Courtesy of Maple Valley Cooperative for a extremely distinctive spin on a basic. *sponsored
Since all of the cheap-o manufacturers are merely pancake syrup created from excessive fructose corn syrup
Positively don’t skimp and use solely the actual deal for this recipe.


Baklava Cheesecake ~ Maple Walnut ~ Vegan

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Notes for Success:

You’ll discover I’m additionally utilizing my candied oranges to the syrup in addition to the nut filling for one more seductive layer of intense taste!

However after all if you wish to omit making yet another recipe go away it out and simply add a zest of an orange as a substitute

A 7″ Springform pan is required for this mission to make the baklava the identical dimension because the cheesecake.

My base recipes for cheesecake are at all times the identical with some slight variations to the sugar or an added spice relying on what taste I’m making.
At instances I add an addition of agency tofu instead of a number of the cream cheese for a lightened up model and to chop a number of the fats energy.

Moreover Tofutti Cream Cheese is the one model I’ll use for my BAKED recipes *not sponsored
I had not had success with another model in BAKED recipes; for some motive another manufacturers I’ve tried have damaged down into an oily mess when baked.
Nevertheless extra lately I attempted Violife once more and it really works! Though I nonetheless favor the Tofutti model

Cornstarch is a really tough ingredient to measure persistently with a quantity spoons measure
So whereas I record each measures under I can not stress sufficient how the grams measure with a scale goes to provide the finest outcomes.
Many instances folks have complained that their cheesecake is like rubber they usually don’t know why!


Yield: serves 8-10

Maple Baklava Cheesecake

Vegan Maple Baklava Cheesecake

Prep Time
3 hours

Prepare dinner Time
1 hour

Complete Time
4 hours


For the Crust:

  • Calmly toasted walnuts 1¼ cup (125g)
  • Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • Maple Sugar 2 Tablespoons
  • Melted Vegan Butter 2 Tablespoons

For the Maple Cheesecake:

  • Vegan Cream Cheese 12oz (340g) * see notes above
  • Agency Tofu 4 ounces (112g) * see notes above
  • Vegan Butter 2 tablespoons (28g)
  • Maple Sugar or Maple Syrup ¾ cup (150g)
  • Cornstarch 3 Tbs (30g)
  • All Goal Flour 2 Tablespoons (15g)
  • Maple Extract 1 teaspoon
  • Plant Milk scant cup – 7 fluid ounces (207ml)
  • Vegan Lactic Acid Or ACV 1½ teaspoons
  • Salt pinch
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon

For the Baklava:

  • ½ Package deal Phyllo Dough
  • Calmly toasted walnuts 1½ cup (150g)
  • Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • Maple Sugar 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Candied Orange 2 slice *elective – see notice above
  • Vegan Butter 4 Tablespoons (56g)

For the Syrup:

  • Maple Syrup ½ cup
  • Water 1/3 cup
  • Candied Orange Slices 2 slices *elective see notice above


  1. Grease and line a 7″ cake pan with skilled bakery pan grease and parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  3. Calmly toast all of the walnuts from all of the recipes above collectively in a single giant sheet pan, then divide them up later. For lower than 8 minutes at 350° shall be superb, you don’t want to over toast them, or they get very bitter.
  4. Put together the crust by putting 1¼ cups of the cooled toasted walnuts in a meals processor with the cinnamon and the maple sugar.
  5. Add the melted vegan butter and course of to a superb grind, make sure to not make a paste, you aren’t making butter!
  6. Press the crust combination into the underside of the ready pan and put aside within the fridge till wanted.
  7. For the cheesecake mix all of the elements collectively in a meals processor and course of easy, scraping the edges and ensuring that’s is extremely easy.
  8. Pour the batter into the ready crust and bake in a water tub at 350°F for 1 hour.
  9. After 1 hour flip the oven off and let it cool contained in the oven for one more hour.
  10. Cool on the counter the remainder of the way in which, then refrigerate for at the very least 4 hours earlier than un-molding.
  11. In the meantime make the baklava by combining the opposite walnuts (1½ cups) with the cinnamon and candied orange (if utilizing) and pulse to a superb grind. Watch out to not over course of or you’ll have a nut butter!
  12. Rigorously unroll the package deal of phyllo dough and minimize it in half down the middle (just like the fold of a ebook)
  13. Save one half for one more baking mission after which minimize the opposite half to suit your 7″ diameter springform pan.
  14. Layer the phyllo within the backside of the calmly greased 7″ springform pan 2 sheets at a time and brush solely the highest of the 2nd sheet calmly with the melted vegan butter.
  15. Repeat for a complete of 8 sheets (or 4 doubled layers of Phyllo)
  16. Pour the walnut cinnamon combination over high after which repeat the layering and buttering of the remaining sheets of Phyllo.
  17. Lower the baklava earlier than baking into 8 wedges and bake in a preheated 350°F oven (I do that whereas the cheesecake is baking) for 35 minutes or till golden browned and the pastry is flaked and cooked by means of
  18. In the meantime prepare dinner the maple syrup with the water and orange to a boil and let boil for 1 minute.
  19. Take away from warmth and reserve.
  20. When the baklava is finished baking, take away from the oven and instantly pour the maple syrup combination (take away the oranges) over the recent baklava.
  21. Let it cool at room temperature till you might be able to high your cheesecake with it!


Baklava will be made forward of time and saved wrapped tightly at room temperature for as much as 3 days or for 10 days within the fridge coated tightly to forestall drying out.

Cheesecake should be saved within the fridge always for as much as 10 days

I don’t prefer to freeze vegan cheesecakes, the feel adjustments fairly drastically for my part so I favor to not freeze.




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