Ripe passion fruit has a dark purple color and slightly dimpled appearance, and is heavy for its size. Showcase its spicy-sweet flavor with this dessert recipe from TV chef Thomas Joseph.

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Ingredients

For the Crust
For the Cheesecake Layer
For the Passion Fruit Layer
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Directions

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  • Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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  • Place graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor; process until coarsely ground; add sugar and continue pulsing until finely ground. Add melted butter and pulse until mixture comes together.

  • Press graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch round fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Transfer to oven and bake until crust is lightly golden and fragrant, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Make the cheesecake: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together cream cheese, sugar, and salt on medium-high until light and fluffy. Add egg and whisk to combine. Pour into cooled tart shell and transfer to oven; bake until just set, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

  • Make the passion fruit layer: Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together condensed milk, egg yolks, passion fruit puree, and salt; pour over cooled cheesecake layer. Transfer to oven and bake until set but center still has a slight jiggle, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Transfer tart to refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving and up to overnight; slice tart and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Cook's Notes

1/2 cup lemon or lime juice plus 1 tablespoon lemon or lime zest may be substituted for the passion fruit puree.

Reviews (6)

80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
Absolutely divine. We grow passion fruit in our yard, so I strained a half cup of pulp from five or six fruits. I also cut the sugar in the crust in half, flavor was plenty sweet, and could have added a tenth graham cracker just for volume. I also used goat cheese instead of regular cream cheese, mainly because I had a bunch already. I’d probably use goat cheese again because it all tasted so good together.
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
I made this for my Moms 85th Birthday. It was the first time she had tried Passion Fruit and loved this dessert. Thank you!
Rating: Unrated
06/12/2013
Made this recipe last night and its a winner! True passionfruit flavor with a rich creamy consistency. I used Goya frozen passionfruit pulp.
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Rating: Unrated
02/20/2013
I wish the graham cracker amount was written in cups or oz in the recipe because my graham crackers are not the same size as the ones used. Luckily I've made graham crusts before so I knew something was wrong. Watched the video and he says that it's about 5 oz. worth so I had to weigh them out and ended up using a lot more than 9! Otherwise it's a great recipe. 8 passion fruits gave me exactly a 1/2 cup of juice.
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2012
Hallo, can i know the measuring for your passion fruit cheesecake tart recipe by the grm? Thanks
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
Perfect! I used frozen passion fruit pulp and it turned out AMAZING.
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