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Cherry Pistachio Cheesecake
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14 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 3HRS

Cherry Pistachio Cheesecake

A rich chocolate and pistachio graham cracker crust filled with creamy cheesecake topped with fresh cherries. The perfect summer dessert!
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Milk & Cardamom
Hi, I'm Hetal, welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef contestant living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up spectacular flavours mostly inspired by the flavours of India
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/
A rich chocolate and pistachio graham cracker crust filled with creamy cheesecake topped with fresh cherries. The perfect summer dessert!
3HRS
Total Time
$2.00
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Chocolate Pistachio Graham Cracker Crust
Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/2 cups
Graham Cracker Crumbs
140g
Pistachios
1/2 cup
Ground Pistachios
64g
or Graham Cracker Crumbs for Nut-Free
Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 1/2 Tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Salt
1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup
Unsalted Butter, melted
85g
Cheesecake
Cream Cheese
2 pckg
(8 oz)
Cream Cheese, room temperature
Sour Cream
1/4 cup
Mascarpone Cheese
1/4 cup
Mascarpone Cheese
56g
Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup
Vanilla Bean Paste
1/2 Tbsp
Vanilla Bean Paste
or Vanilla Extract
Egg
1
Egg, room temperature
Salt
1/4 tsp
Cherry
2 cups
Cherries, pitted, halved
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
354
Fat
18.3 g
Protein
3.8 g
Carbs
45.8 g
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Hi, I'm Hetal, welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef contestant living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up spectacular flavours mostly inspired by the flavours of India
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/

Author's Notes

Makes 9 servings.

For eggless, whisk together 1 Tbsp Cornstarch with 1 1/2 Tbsp Milk and add when the egg is added.
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step 1
Add Graham Cracker Crumbs (1 1/2 cups), Pistachios (1/2 cup), Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup), Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (2 1/2 Tbsp), and Salt (1/4 tsp) to a mixing bowl and whisk well.
step 2
Add Unsalted Butter (1/3 cup) and mix until the mixture feels like wet sand.
step 3
Pour the mixture into a 9-inch tart pan or cake pan and use your hands or a measuring cup to press the mixture into an even layer on the bottom and sides of the tart pan. Set aside.
step 4
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
step 5
In a large mixing bowl, add Cream Cheese (2 pckg) and mix, using a hand mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, until smooth.
step 6
Add Sour Cream (1/4 cup), Mascarpone Cheese (1/4 cup), and Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup) and mix for 1 minute or until well combined.
step 7
Add Egg (1), Vanilla Bean Paste (1/2 Tbsp), and Salt (1/4 tsp) and mix until well combined.
step 8
Pour the cheesecake filling into the chocolate pistachio graham cracker crust and use a spoon or spatula to spread the filling into an even layer.
step 9
Bake the cheesecake for 30-40 minutes or until the cheesecake is set but the center slightly jiggles when shaken.
step 10
Remove from oven and cool completely before refrigerating for at least 2-3 hours. Decorate with Cherries (2 cups) before serving.
step 10 Remove from oven and cool completely before refrigerating for at least 2-3 hours. Decorate with Cherries (2 cups) before serving.
Tags
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
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