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A Delicious and Creamy No-Bake White Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake! Perfect *non*bake for Chocolate, Nut & Cheesecake lovers!
I have obviously always been a cheesecake fan and that’s no lie… I’m commonly know as the ‘queen of cheesecakes’ these days between my friends and some of my followers, so I simply had to post this one.
As one of the first recipes on my blog was pistachio based cheesecake, I had to repost it as something spectacular with a method that makes sense, and some damn delicious photos! A lot of you guys also looove my other pistachio recipes, like my Pistachio and White Chocolate Blondies, Pistachio and White Chocolate Cake, Rosewater Pistachio Cupcakes, and my Pistachio, Amaretti and Rum Truffles… so here’s another one for you all!
I know that nuts are a bit of an odd thing for some as some are obviously allergic, and some just don’t like them because they are what they are… such as my brother! He always states that he hates nuts, but has he really ever eaten them? No.. he just assumes he doesn’t! And this delicious beauty proved that he was wrong! He loved this one. As he liked my White Chocolate & Pistachio Cake, I knew he would like it… but he had forgotten about that one!
I was surprised at how well this one turned out because I was half expecting it to be disgusting *I was having a bad day* but oh my its SO YUMMY!
I absolutely adore the base being so perfectly crunchy and buttery, and having the little bits of pistachio running through the silky smooth white chocolate cheesecake is dreamy!
And before you say it, the pistachio doesn’t get stuck in your teeth or anything, as the cheesecake sort of softens them slightly! Seriously, its delicious.
I decorated it in my classic Jane’s Patisserie way as I always do, and oh my this was a hit around the dessert table.
Some of the guests who have my desserts so sometimes ask why there is a slice missing from the cheesecake, and I have to explain needing the photo of the slice to prove the insides, and of course… necessary taste testing purposes!
But anyway, this is one of my absolute favourite flavour combinations so in cheesecake form, this is a definite winner!
White Chocolate and Pistachio Cheesecake
- 150 g unsalted butter (melted)
- 300 g digestive biscuits
- 400 g full fat Philadelphia cream cheese
- 300 ml double cream
- 75 g icing sugar
- 300 g white chocolate (melted)
- 100 g pistachios (chopped)
- 25 g pistachios (chopped)
- 50 g milk chocolate (melted)
- whipped cream
- Blitz the digestive biscuits to a small crumb - I used a food processor.
- Add the melted unsalted butter – either pulse in the food processor a few times until the mixture is combined, or mix it in a bowl.
- Tip the biscuit and unsalted butter mix into the bottom of an 8"/20cm deep springform tin and press down firmly - leave to the side.
- Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave on short bursts until fully melted.
- Leave to cool whilst carrying on with the rest.
- Mix the full fat Philadelphia cream cheese with the icing sugar until smooth - this shouldn't take long.
- Add in the double cream and continue to whip up to soft peaks, until it holds itself.
- Fold in your cooled melted chocolate.
- Add in the chopped pistachios and fold through again.
- Spread the mix over the digestive biscuit base, smooth over and chill in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight so it will definitely be set.
- Once set, drizzle over the melted milk chocolate and leave to set.
- Pipe on some whipped cream and sprinkle over some extra pistachios for an extra crunch! Enjoy!
- If it looks like your cheesecake isn't setting, or its a bit sloppy, or you're even not sure, try to set the mix anyway! If it still doesn't set, freeze it and have an ice cream cheesecake!
- I recommend using a 8"/20cm deep springform tin in this recipe!
- I prefer using white chocolate in this cheesecake as I love the flavours of the white chocolate with the pistachios, but you can easily make it with milk or dark chocolate! If you were to change, only use 250g of milk/dark.
- You can also make this with or without the pistachios, or less pistachios even - but changing to different nuts might not necessarily work. Some nuts can go a bit odd when they're in a moist mix such as cheesecake in my opinion, but this is up to you!
- You can make it even more pistachio-y if you want by taking out 30 of biscuits and adding in 30g of pistachios but this might be a bit of a nut overload!
- I always set my cheesecakes in the fridge overnight otherwise they risk being a little runny still and slipping off the biscuit base and you MUST use full-fat ingredients!
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