Pistachio Cheesecake

Pistachio Cheesecake is a wonderfully unique and delightful dessert that combines the nutty flavor of pistachios with the creamy richness of cheesecake. This recipe uses a pistachio crust and incorporates crushed pistachios into the cheesecake filling, making it a pistachio lover’s dream. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • Pistachios: 1 cup, finely ground
  • Graham crackers: 1 cup, finely ground
  • Sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Butter: 1/3 cup, melted

For the Filling:

  • Cream cheese: 24 ounces (three 8-ounce packages), softened
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Sour cream: 1 cup
  • Eggs: 3 large
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Almond extract: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pistachios: 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Green food coloring: Optional, a few drops to enhance color

For the Topping (optional):

  • Whipped cream: To serve
  • Chopped pistachios: For garnish
  • Honey: Drizzled on top

Equipment

  • 9-inch springform pan
  • Food processor (optional, for grinding pistachios and graham crackers)
  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls

Method

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