This Pistachio Cheesecake Recipe features a delicious Pistachio Graham Cracker Crust, with a creamy Pistachio Cheesecake filling, topped with Pistachio Ganache. It has the perfect balance between the nutty flavor and a rich and creamy texture.
For our Pistachio Cheesecake we will use real pistachios, no instant pistachio pudding mix is used in this recipe. The taste of the real pistachios shines through each layer of the recipe, from the crumbly buttery crust, to the smooth velvety filling, the sweet ganache topping, and the crushed pistachios on top of the cake.
- Pistachio nuts (and/or pistachio paste): you can make your own paste or use store-bought pistachio paste, but you will also need the pistachio nuts for the crust and to top the cheesecake.
- Graham crackers
- Granulated sugar
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Almond extract: it’s optional, but really helps bring out the pistachio flavor.
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy cream
- White chocolate