Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mini Passionfruit Cheesecake


I recently bought a new cookbook tittled "Favourite Cupcakes and Cheesecakes" because it had some interesting recipes. Also the pictures inside were really beautiful. So as an "opening ceremony" I decided to bake a mini cheesecake for my husband. He'll love this simply because he's a one dessert-man .. anything with cheese only - full stop!

This cheesecake uses passionfruit. Surprisingly I've yet to bake anything that calls for passionfruit. The one and only time I've had passionfruit was with a cup of plain yoghurt. I dare say that it's really an unusual fruit and is sourish. It's a real simple recipe that can be whipped up in no time at all. Also if you don't fancy passionfruit, don't be put off, you can always substitute it with any other fruit such as strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango.



Mini Passionfruit Cheesecake
Serves 4

For the base:

60g digestive biscuits, finely crush
30g butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar

For the filing:

500g cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup passionfruit pulp, strained
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 fresh passionfruit

Method:

1) Preheat oven to 165C.

2) To make the base, combine biscuit crumbs, butter and sugar. Line four 10cm springfrm tins with baking paper, then press mixture evenly onto the bottoms of the tins. Bake the base for 5 minutes.

3) For the filing, combine cream cheese, passionfruit pulp, vanilla and sugar in an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Divide filing evenly between the bases.

4) Bake for 25 minutes. Cool before removing from tines.

5) Decorate with fresh passionfruit and serve. You can serve this cold as well.


6 comments:

Pearlsofeast said...

Jo this is my favorite dessert too. I love cheese cakes but it is more coveted when it come to passion fruit cheesecakes.I simple can not resist the taste it renders to cheesecakes. Hard to find it here.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I LOVE passionfruit! What a fabulous dessert!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy.

The Food Librarian said...

This looks soooo good. I love passionfruit.

Phoebe said...

haha your husband is just like my brother...always with the cheese or mayonnaise in anything!

modwife said...

hi jo...i would like to ask on the baking pan used for this recipe.

did you get it from s'pore?

i am planning to bake mini cheesecake for my daughter and currently putting my high hope on every baking supply shops to get the pan...

i don't have the confidence to slide the base out from normal baking pan...

appreciate your info...

thank you.

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