baklava cheesecake from the greek kitchen photo by carmen troesser

Eat this baklava cheesecake from The Greek Kitchen

The colossal baklava cheesecake at The Greek Kitchen was born out of necessity. After the restaurant’s popular baklava is scooped out of pans to plate, a ton of flaky phyllo, nuts and syrup is left behind. Instead of letting all those goodies go to waste, they get mixed into a creamy filling. The result is a sweet, decadent cheesecake scented with lemon, clove and cinnamon and studded with walnuts and shreds of phyllo.

The Greek Kitchen, 343 S. Kirkwood Road, #101, Kirkwood, 314.462.9112,