Passionfruit Cheesecake

Passionfruit Cheesecake

This beautiful tropical passionfruit cheesecake is super easy to prepare and looks beautiful like summer on a plate. It doesn’t require any baking, so it turns out so light and smooth. Also, the taste that passion fruit adds to it is remarkable!

Passionfruit Cheesecake

Recipe by Gabrielle KellyCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • For The Crust:
  • Graham crackers biscuits – 14 ounces

  • Butter, unslated – 6 ounces

  • Granulated sugar – 3.50 ounces

  • For The Filling:
  • Cream cheese, at room temperature – 16 ounces

  • Heavy whipping cream – 15 ounces

  • Granulated sugar – 5 ounces

  • Gelatine powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 pinch

  • For The Passion Fruit Topping:
  • Passion fruit pulp, seedless – 7 ounces

  • Butter, unsalted – 3.50 ounces

  • Egg yolks – 3.50 ounces

  • Granulated sugar – 5 ounces

  • Vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon

  • Salt – a pinch


  • To prepare the passion fruit curd topping, combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan then mix them well.
  • Let them cook for 15 minutes over low heat while stirring it until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Once the time is up, strain the curd mixture then transfer it to a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Allow it to cool down until it becomes at room temperature then transfer it to the fridge and let it sit there while preparing the cheesecake.
  • Line the bottom and the sides of a 9 inches round or square springform pan with some parchment paper then grease it with some butter or a cooking spray.
  • Place the graham cracker biscuits in a food processor then pulse them several times until they become finely ground.
  • Add in the butter with sugar then mix them well until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Transfer it to the cheesecake pan then press it down firmly to the bottom using the glass.
  • Place the crust in the fridge and let it sit there while preparing the cheesecake filling.
  • To prepare the filling, pour 4 ounces of heavy cream into a medium saucepan. Sprinkle over it the gelatine powder and whisk it over low heat until the gelatine dissolves completely. Place it aside and let it cool down completely.
  • Pour the remaining heavy cream into a large bowl then beat it with an electric mixer until soft peaks.
  • Combine the sugar with cream cheese in another mixing bowl then beat them until they become smooth.
  • Add in the salt with vanilla then combine them well.
  • Add to them the cooled heavy cream mixture and combine them well until they become smooth.
  • Add 4 ounces of the passion fruit curd to the cheesecake mixture then fold it until it becomes well incorporated. When done, fold the whipped cream into the mixture.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the graham crackers crust then smooth it down using the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  • Pour the remaining passion fruit curd mixture over it then spread it down on top of the cheesecake layer to make a smooth and even layer.
  • Transfer it to the fridge and let it sit for a least 4 hours, then service it and enjoy!
Passionfruit Cheesecake

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 33.73g 52%
    • Saturated Fat 18.99g 95%
  • Cholesterol 153.98mg 52%
  • Sodium 260.7mg 11%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 109.23mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 42.58g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.85g 4%
    • Sugars 28.65g
  • Protein 5.27g 11%
  • Calcium 72.1%
  • Iron 1.17%
  • Vitamin D 0.45%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Points To Know:

  • If you don’t have a food processor to ground the biscuits, you can simply put them in a ziplock bag, then run over it with a rolling pin several times until the biscuits are crushed.
  • If you don’t have fresh passion fruit on hand, you can always replace it with frozen passion fruit pulp, it tastes great too.
  • If you don’t want to or if you don’t have time to make your own passion fruit curd, you can feel free to use storebought curd, it will taste good, but I highly recommend using your own curd always because it will taste much better.


How To Store Passionfruit Cheesecake?

You can store this cheesecake in the fridge for up to 1 week in a sealable container, or you can simply transfer it to a pie dish, and cover it tightly with a plastic wrap. You can also freeze it if you wish in a freezer-friendly container for up to 4 months.

To defrost it, you just have to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and let it sit for at least 8 to 12 hours. Some cheesecakes might take longer, so if you need to serve it the next day, make sure to place it in the fridge at night so it can have enough time to thaw.

Can I Use Another Fruit To Make Passionfruit Cheesecake?

Not everyone will be able to get their hands on passion fruit, and in some countries, it is a bit expensive. The best thing about this recipe is that it is adaptable, so you can feel free to be adventurous and use different fruits other than passion fruit. You can try it with lemon curd, or mangos, it will turn out amazing!

What Can I Use Instead Of Graham Crackers To Make Passionfruit Cheesecake Crust?

If you can’t get graham crackers or if you simply don’t like them, you can always use digestive biscuits or something similar. Be careful with the butter though, because may have to adjust the quantity depending on dry the biscuits you are using. Make sure the crust mixture looks like wet sand.

How To Make Passion Fruit Pulp For Passionfruit Cheesecake?

The process is very easy. You just have to place the passion fruit pulp in a food processor and then pulse it several times so you don’t crush the seeds. Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain it and that’s it! You can always scoop out some seeds and add them to the pulp to add a crunchy taste to your cheesecake, and to make it even more beautiful.


No need to ever bake cheesecake again! This passionfruit cheesecake is light and bright as a cloud. Absolutely delicious and comes together in a snap. I highly recommend you try it if you have passion fruit on hand as soon as possible because you are missing a lot for sure!

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