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Passion Fruit Cheesecake Tart

Recipe photo courtesy of Rob Tannenbaum

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.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 7110


For the Crust

For the Cheesecake Layer

For the Passion Fruit Layer


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.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • jessicanack
    29 OCT, 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.
  • Maia Hermanson
    17 MAR, 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!
  • J Shaw
    12 JUN, 2013
    Made this recipe last night and its a winner! True passionfruit flavor with a rich creamy consistency. I used Goya frozen passionfruit pulp.
  • RoseTF
    20 FEB, 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.
  • merlin
    11 AUG, 2012
    Hallo, can i know the measuring for your passion fruit cheesecake tart recipe by the grm? Thanks
  • chloesabrina
    14 JUL, 2012
    Perfect! I used frozen passion fruit pulp and it turned out AMAZING.

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