{Pistachio Cherry Cheesecake Tart}
{Pistachio Cherry Cheesecake Tart} - Cheesecake cu fistic si cirese Author: Olguta - Pastry Workshop Serves: 8-10 servings
  • Crust:
  • 200g graham crackers
  • 20g powdered sugar
  • 100g butter, melted
  • Pistachio paste:
  • 100g pistachio, peeled
  • 65g sugar
  • 35ml water
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Filling:
  • 600g cream cheese
  • 200g sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • The pistachio paste from above
  • 150g sour cherries
  • 40g sugar
  • 100ml water
  • 3g gelatin + 15ml cold water
  • Whipped cream for serving
  1. Crust:
  2. Place the crackers in a food processor and pulse until ground into a fine powder.
  3. Add the sugar and butter and mix well.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a tart pan and press it well on the bottom and sides of the pan.
  5. Place aside.
  6. Pistachio paste:
  7. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and cook to 114-116C.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the pistachio, mixing well until the sugar recrystalizes and the pistachio is coated in a white layer of sugar.
  9. Transfer the pistachio in a food processor and add the oil. Pulse until the paste is smooth and creamy. It may take a few minutes.
  10. Filling:
  11. Combine the cherries with sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes then carefully drain the cherries.
  12. Arrange the cherries on the bottom of the tart crust. Continue to cook the cherry juice until reduced by half.
  13. Combine the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla, salt and pistachio paste in a bowl. Mix well.
  14. Pour the filling into the crust and bake in the preheated oven at 170C for 35 minutes or until the center looks set.
  15. Allow to cool down in the pan then transfer on a serving plate.
  16. Bloom the gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes then melt it and mix it with the cherry juice you made earlier. Pour the juice over the cheesecake then allow it to set in the fridge.
  17. Decorate the cheesecake with whipped cream and chopped pistachio.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at https://pastry-workshop.com/pistachio-cherry-cheesecake-cheesecake-cu-fistic-si-cirese/