Pistachio White Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Servings: 12-16
  • Serving Size: One 3x3 piece
  • Recipe by: Jessica Phillips
Pistachio White Chocolate Cheesecake
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Ingredients:

  • Crust
  • 1¼ cups bordeaux cookies
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup Nature's Eats Pistachios (shelled), chopped
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Filling
  • 3 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs 6 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup  Nature's Eats Pistachios, shelled and chopped

Smooth cheesecake punctuated with nutty pistachio for a nice kick.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

  2. Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Press firmly in bottom and 1 inch up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (180ºC). Remove and allow to cool.

  3. Wrap outside bottom and sides of pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Reduce oven temperature to 325ºF (160ºC).

  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar. Beat until mixture is very soft. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add white chocolate. Beat until combined. Do not over-beat*. Reserve 2 tablespoons Nature's Eats Pistachios (shelled). Stir in remaining Nature's Eats Pistachios (shelled). Pour mixture into crust and sprinkle remaining pistachios on top.

  5. Place pan in a larger pan such as a roasting pan. Pour boiling water into larger pan until ½" deep. Place in oven and bake 1½ hours. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, release sides of springform pan, and transfer cheesecake to a serving plate. Cut into wedges.

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