Mediterranean Cheesecake Recipe Video

Cheesecake is supposed to be creamy and soothing...this Mediterranean cheesecake definitely incorporates that along with some traditional Mediterranean ingredients to give it a little twist. The kadaifi crust is something new and flavorful to the cheesecake, the coconut topping only compliments the flavor of orange zest and orange water. This is definitely worth a try.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy


 Cream cheese16 Ounce (1 pack)
 Sour cream fresh1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sweetened condensed milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar5 Tablespoon, divided
 Vanilla1 Tablespoon
 Orange blossom water1 Tablespoon
 Rose water1 Tablespoon
 Orange zest1 Tablespoon
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
 Phyllo dough-kadaifi2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted
 Pistachios1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), ground
 Simple syrup1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 735 Calories from Fat 379

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.5%

Saturated Fat 23 g115.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 129.3 mg

Sodium 528.9 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.3%

Sugars 23.8 g

Protein 12 g23.9%

Vitamin A 24.8% Vitamin C 6.1%

Calcium 14.8% Iron 16.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, using a blender or hand mixer, add cream cheese, sour cream and sweetened condensed milk until well blended.
3. Next, put sugar, vanilla, orange and rose water and orange zest and blend well for 1 minute. Add egg and blend for 30 seconds.
4. In a separate bowl break up the kadaifi and add the 3 tablespoon sugar and butter and mix well.

5. In a muffin tin or in a regular cheese cake pan, line it with the kadaifi pastry along the bottom and side of the pan.
6. Pour in the cheese cake filling 80% of the way of the pan.
7. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and cool completely or overnight before serving.

9. In a serving plate, slice and top with some of the simple syrup, coconut or pistachio or both and then a little bit of simple syrup on top for glaze and serve.

Editors Review

Are you looking forward to make cheesecake? Here is a fantastic video that displays a wonderful recipe for Mediterranean style cheesecake. The chef makes the American cheesecake with a great flavorful Mediterranean twist. The recipe is simply awesome and worth trying!


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vandana says :

Hi dede my search for a good dessert got me here. Have been wanting to make cheesecake for some time now. With cream cheese not available here can I substitute it with cottage cheese or Paneer as it is known as in the Indian cuisine?
Posted on: 2 March 2009 - 12:39am