Pistachio Cheesecake Triangles

Pistachio Cheesecake Triangles

Looking for an elegant dessert? Then check out this chocolate crusted vanilla cheesecake sprinkled with pistachio – the perfect treat to serve a crowd.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

6:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Crust
2 1/2
cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 40)
1/2
cup finely chopped roasted shelled pistachio nuts
2
tablespoons honey or packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter, melted
Filling
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
3
tablespoons chopped roasted shelled pistachio nuts
  1. Heat oven to 300°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients. Press mixture in bottom of baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in condensed milk, orange peel, almond extract and vanilla until well blended. At low speed, beat in 1 egg at a time just until blended. Pour over crust. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons pistachio nuts over cream cheese mixture.
  3. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Cut into 8 squares; cut in half diagonally.
Makes 16 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 260),
  • Total Fat 29g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.