Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Passionfruit Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake about a few weeks back when i saw some passionfruits at a local fruit store. It's not easy to get passionfruits here in my area and i thought i just grabbed a few first..still havent made up my mind what to make out of those passionfruits. So i checked the internet and finally decided to make a chesecake.
Sorry i didnt bookmark the site which i got this recipe from , i just copied into my notebook. The original recipe will make one 9" cheesecake, i halved the recipe and make into 2 mini cheesecakes.The cheeseckaes may look big in the photo but it's actually quite a small cake, about 4 " in diameter. Quite a rich cheesecake and with some passionfruit topping, it adds tangy to the flavour..i only took a very small slice each time. I made the topping the following day after covered it in the fridge overnight.

Ingredients: (make one 9" cake)
For base:
185gm plain biscuits or digestive biscuits
90gm melted butter

For cake:
500gm cream cheese
3 eggs, separated
1tsp grated lemon rind
pulp of 3 passionfruits
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tbsp lemon juice

1.Grease a 9" springform pan
2.Crush biscuits and combine with melted butter and press to the bottom of the pan.Chill till firm.
3.Beat cream cheese until soft, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and stir in sifted flour, lemon rind , lemon juice and the passionfruit pulp.
4. Beat egg whites until hard and fold this into the cream cheese mixture. Pour carefully into the cake pan.
5.Bake in slow oven 150C for 40mins, turn off the heat and leave in the oven until cool.

For topping:
1/3cup water
1tbsp corn flour
55gm caster sugar
160gm passionfruit pulp

1.Combine cornflour and water in a small bowl. Add passionfruit and sugar.Transfer this to a small pan and place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens. Cool and pour over cheesecake.


  1. Nice job, Lena! I don't see those passionfruit sauce often, where did you get those? Hope you're enjoying your day.

  2. Lena...this cheesecake looks great :) You are a pro! Well done :) and thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try this out one day with passionfruit topping :)

  3. This passion fruit cheesecake looks absolutely delicious! Can see how soft the cheesecake is, yummy!

  4. thanks for all your compliments..though this blog is still new, i'm so glad that i've known at least a few of you here..and i'm here to learn and share more regardless successful or failure. as for your question, kristy, cannot buy passionfruit sauce lah..that was the topping i made...and i'm not a pro..just an infant crawling in the baking world.

  5. This looks fabulous! My children would really love this. They always talk about how good the cheesecake is at Nandos! Would love to make some time. Thanks very much for sharing.

  6. this look delicious, sweet and sour, yummy!

  7. hi mary, how r you? thanks for visiting..and i just read about your meeting wio mary with cheah in london..and i think that's just wonderful!cheah, that's so lovely of you to bring those paste over mary.
    sonia, tq and just love your blog!

  8. I can hardly see any stalls selling passion fruits. However here's the link to your question.


    & you can get them here in M'sia.


    Hope you'll what you're looking for.

    Have a great weekend