Kiri Cheesecake with Pistachio

Kiri Cheesecake with Pistachio

Recipe Category Desserts Recipe Category
Recipe Prep Time 30 mins
Recipe Serving Size 8

Family style cheesecake with a layer of sweet Kiri cream served with crispy pistachio


For the Kiri Cream Cheese

  • 30 Kiri Square Portions
  • 60 grams (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
  • 80 grams (2/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

For the Crust

  • 250 grams (4 cups) digestif cookies
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup) melted butter
  • 50 grams (1/3 cup) roasted pistachios, chopped

For Decoration

  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) Chopped pistachios
  • 6 dry roses
Kiri Squares

Cooking steps

Preparing the Crust

  1. Place the digestive cookies in a food processor and crush them until the texture is crumbly. Add the melted butter and mix well with a spatula until the mixture is well combined.
  2. Add the chopped pistachios to the crust, mix again with the spatula until the mixture is homogeneous.
  3. Press the crushed cookies into the bottom and the sides of a springform mould (18 cm x 6 cm ) covered with parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to cool.

Preparing the Kiri Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a small bowl, put the white chocolate, the heavy cream and melt them together in the microwave. Stir the chocolate with the spatula until it is completely melted. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the kiri cheese portions, the powdered sugar, condensed milk, and the melted chocolate. Beat with an electric mixer until the cream is fluffy and well incorporated.
  3. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and mix with the hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the crust and spread it evenly.
  5. Place the cheesecake in the freezer for 6 hours or overnight in the refrigerator until the Kiri cream cheese becomes firm.
  6. Decorate the cheesecake with chopped pistachios and dried roses around the Kiri cheesecake border just before serving.

Cooking steps