Delicious pistachio cheesecake and macaroon crust
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Pistachio cheesecake with coconut macaroon crust

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, pistachio
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 522kcal
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Crust

Pistachio Paste

Cheesecake

  • 2 lbs full fat cream cheese softened
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • pistachio paste makes 3/4 -1 C
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 1 lrg egg yolk

Instructions

Crust

  • preheat the overn to 375
  • whisk the sugar, flour and coconut
  • add the egg whites and whisk until blended
  • pressinto the bottom of a 9 inch cheesecake pan
  • bake for 18 mins until the top is golden
  • pull out and let cool

Pistachio paste

  • shell the pistachios and pull out any dark brown or golden ones, you want them fresh and green for the best flavor
  • soak the pistachios to get off the skins, then lay out to dry
  • toast for 5-10 mins if needed (and enhances the flavor)
  • place in a food processor and grind until fine
  • add the almond flour and grind some more, add the almond extract
  • then, while grinding, add the corn syrup until it balls up into a paste, sometimes you'll barely need any, some times you'll need more.

Cheesecake

  • place a large pan of water in the oven and preheat to 300
  • beat the cream cheese and sugar together
  • add the almond extract and pistachio paste and beat until the pistachio paste is fully encoporated, scrapping the bottom where the chuncks will fall regularly
  • once your happy with the distribution it's time to add the eggs
  • add the eggs and carefully, whisk in, JUST until incoporated
  • pour over the crust
  • bake for about 1 hour 5 mins, maybe more maybe less, test for the outer edges to be set but the inside 6 inches should still jiggle like a jello jiggler
  • turn off the oven and prop open the door and let cool for 45 -60 mins
  • refrigerate 8 hours to finish setting and serve!
  • enjoy plain, with cherry topping or chocolate!

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.3mg