Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe Easy At Home

 

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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe

Bake your own At Home

 

Oh, goodness! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. And I never pass up an opportunity to go to The Cheesecake Factory — everything on the menu is delicious, and their cheesecake is legendary. I am so excited to share that now you can make some of that yumminess right in your own home.

The Cheesecake Factory has launched their NEW line, The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes! These boxed mixes come in three flavors, Classic, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry. They have easy prep and are simple to make, so you can impress your friends and family in a snap. But another great thing about these box mixes is that you can use your imagination and create and customize your own personal cheesecake flavor.

I created my own scrumptious cake using the Strawberry Cheesecake Mix. The box comes with pouches for the crust, the filling, and the topping. All you have to do is add the cream cheese, eggs, butter, and milk. There are even “Chef’s Tips” printed on the box to make this already delicious cheesecake even better. I gave mine a creamier texture by substituting a little heavy cream and sour cream for the milk. The Chef was right, it was creamier!

So, let’s get to baking my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake!

The Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 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
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The How-To:

Directions:

  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.

Decorate Your Cheesecake:

Garnish:

  1. Pull your whipping bowl and beater(s) from the freezer.
  2. Add the remaining Heavy Cream to the icy cold bowl and start whipping.
  3. 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.
  4. Pipe whipped cream onto you cheesecake as desired.
  5. Sprinkle pistachios, strawberries, and Mini Chocolate Chips.
  6. 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.

Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Printable Recipe:

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Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe
 
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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  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 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 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 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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The pistachios and strawberries are a delightful combination, and the red and green speckles in the crust and garnish are both whimsical and beautiful. This would be a perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime– simple decadence!

HOLIDAY HACK:

Bake cheesecakes ahead and freeze them! After the cheesecake is room temperature, carefully remove the cheesecake from its pan. Place the cooled cheesecake on a baking pan uncovered, and freeze until firm. Once firm, remove the cheesecake from the freezer. Remove from the pan, and wrap the ungarnished cake snuggly in plastic wrap, then two layers of foil. Seal the wrapped cheesecake in a freezer bag and return to the freezer. Cheesecakes can be frozen for several months. When ready to use, thaw cheescake in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours or overnight. Once your cheesecake is thawed, garnish as desired, and serve.

Where To Find:

This is definitely cheesecake made easy! Learn more about The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes and where to find them here.

Try The Cheesecake Factory At Home Cheesecake Mixes for yourself!

I know you will enjoy my Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake. Invite your guests or loved ones and surprise them by sharing a charmingly unique, homemade, and luscious cheesecake dessert. Enjoy!

My Caramel Pecan Sauce would make another fabulous cheesecake topping. And, I would love to hear your creative flavor ideas.

 

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Halloween Night Chili Recipe Perfect For Trick-or-Treaters

Here’s a fangtastic and fun chili idea for your Halloween Night dinner, plus a bonus spice mix recipe, from our Regular Contributor, Deborah!

Halloween Night Chili

A couple of Fangtastic Recipes

 

There is no night, other than Christmas Eve, that children anticipate more than Halloween. Energy levels are high, bordering on manic, and all they want to do is get their costumes on and get to Trick-Or-Treating. However, as parents it’s our job to make sure they get at least a little dinner to balance out all of the sugary treats they are about to indulge. So, the criteria for dinner is as follows: quick and easy (who wants to slave over a hot stove AND put zombie makeup on a kid), and it must be fun enough to grab a child’s attention. Since I know the kids are going to be too wild to eat much, I want to make sure they are getting something that is packed with protein and will stick to their ribs. That leaves me with one option…

We’re lucky this year, because Halloween is on a Saturday. This will give us some extra time to get everything in order. To make this basic chili recipe more fun, I’ve decided to add it to bags of corn chips, like a walking taco, or as I like to call them, Nachos to Go. You can read more about those here. My kids absolutely love eating food out of chips bags. I think because it feels slightly naughty.

Before we moved to California, I was the coordinator of children’s ministry at a church in my hometown. Every year we would host a “Trunk or Treat.” I really wish I would have thought of Halloween Night Chili sooner, so I could have served this to my volunteers (95% of the time it was freezing cold on Halloween).

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Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef, browned.
2 cans of Chili beans with sauce
1 can of Black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies
1 packet of chili seasoning (Or make your own. See directions below)
Sour Cream (Optional)
Shredded cheese (optional)
Diced onions (optional)

How to:

In a medium sized stock pot, brown ground beef with the chili seasoning. Open cans. Add chili beans and diced tomatoes to pot. Drain and rinse black beans, add to pot. Drain corn and add to pot. You can rinse the corn if you’d would like. This will help cut down on sodium. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Let cool for a bit before you add to chip bags. When cooled to desired temp, add a small ladle full to chips of your choice. Corn chips or nacho flavored tortilla chips would work perfectly. Top with desired ingredients and serve. For your youngest children, you may want to serve it in a bowl to keep their little hands from burning. This will also help them from spilling the contents of their bag.

Here’s a Printable Recipe:

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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef, browned.
  • 2 cans of Chili beans with sauce
  • 1 can of Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning (Or make your own. See directions below)
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Diced onions (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a medium sized stock pot, brown ground beef with the chili seasoning.
  2. Open cans.
  3. Add chili beans and diced tomatoes to pot.
  4. Drain and rinse black beans, add to pot.
  5. Drain corn and add to pot.
  6. You can rinse the corn if you’d would like. This will help cut down on sodium.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Let cool for a bit before you add to chip bags.
  10. When cooled to desired temp, add a small ladle full to chips of your choice. Corn chips or nacho flavored tortilla chips would work perfectly.
  11. Top with desired ingredients and serve. For your youngest children, you may want to serve it in a bowl to keep their little hands from burning. This will also help them from spilling the contents of their bag.
Notes
This recipe is from Life With Lorelai's Regular Contributor, Deborah Ward from the blog, Kentucky to Cali.
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Since I am so sensitive to sodium and MSG, I usually make my own spice mixes. For me, cooking is not an exact science. I’m a southern girl. I cook using measurements like: dash, smidge, pinch, etc. A few years ago for Christmas, my momma gave me some really funny, but very useful measuring spoons (pictured above). They say, “dash”, “smidge”, and “pinch”. Now I can actually write down my recipes with a little more precision!

Make your own Chili Seasoning:

In a small bowl, mix together the following ingredients:
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp oregano
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
Adjust each amount, if desired, to fit your taste buds. That’s another advantage of making your own spice mixes.

Enjoy your chili and Happy Halloween!!

 


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