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Cherry Pistachio Cheesecake with Tuile Leaves

Red and green couldn’t taste any better!

Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to the new year 2024.

Our Xmas dinner this year was tamales (made by me and my sister) that I had in the freezer from last spring when my sister visited and we made our homemade tamales. I had made 12 dozen to begin with and by Christmas I was down to just 3 dozen. We cooked 2 dozen leaving me with just one last dozen I’m holding on to for a while. Mexican rice, some good guacamole and Paul’s chili rounded out our dinner.

I wanted an easy dessert and one that looked Christmasy and decided on this cheesecake with a cherry topping, salted roasted pistachios and I made some tuile leaves for decorations. It was absolutely mouthwatering delicious, the cherries were a tiny bit tart and the saltiness and crunch from the pistachios added to the deliciousness of this dessert and the leaves were just thrown in because I’ve been trying out my tuile molds for the third time.  

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