Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe
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Bake the best dessert this season with The Cheesecake Factory's NEW boxed Cheesecake Mixes! Create your own personal flavor twist and impress your friends and family.
Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 Box - The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mix (strawberry)
  • 16 ounces - Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 8 to 16 ounces - Heavy Cream (2 Tablespoons for filling, the rest for garnish)
  • 3 Tablespoons - Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup - Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup - Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup - Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat oven according to the Cheesecake Mix box.
  2. Chop the Pistachios. You want them to be small but not totally pulverized. They will vary in size.
  3. Chop Freeze Dried Strawberries -- fine to small.
  4. Follow directions on the cheesecake mix box to mix the crust. Before adding the crust to the pan, add 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup strawberries. Mix well.
  5. Turn crust into the baking pan and pat crust to cover the bottom and halfway up the side.
  6. Follow the box directions to make the cheesecake filling. I used the Chef's Tip for a creamier texture and replaced the 1/4 cup milk with the Heavy Cream and Sour Cream. Do Not over beat the eggs -- this will help to keep the cake from cracking.
  7. Once filling is ready, pour the mixture onto the prepared crust.
  8. Follow the baking instructions on the cheesecake mix box.
  9. After the cheesecake is baked, carefully run a knife between the cake and the pan to loosen the cake. This will help to keep the cake from pulling and cracking during the cooling process. Cool in the pan.
  10. Allow the cheesecake to rest until it becomes room temperature. Then, place in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours before garnishing and serving.
  11. TIP: When you transfer the cake to the refrigerator, place your whipping bowl and beater(s) into the freezer to get icy cold. This will help your cream to whip faster.Garnish the Cheesecake:
  12. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  13. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  14. Once the heavy cream begins to thicken, add the remaining freeze dried strawberries. Continue whipping until the strawberries are fully incorporated and cream is whipped to stiff peaks.
  15. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  16. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  17. Follow the direction on the cheesecake mix box for softening the topping, and drizzle around the cheesecake. You may want to save some topping back to decorate the dessert plates for individual servings.
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