Passionfruit Cheesecake

Smooth and creamy, with a hint of tart passionfruit goodness. This baked passionfruit cheesecake is the ultimate decadent dessert for entertaining.


  • 250g packet plain sweet biscuits (such as Arnott’s Nice)
  •  125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  •  3/4 cup caster sugar
  •  2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  •  2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  •  2 tbsp plain flour
  •  4 eggs
  •  1/2 cup cream
  •  1 tbsp cornflour
  •  1/3 cup water
  •  170g passionfruit pulp
  •  1/4 cup caster sugar, extra


  1. Release the base from a 20cm (base measurement) springform pan. Line with non-stick baking paper, allowing sides to overhang. Secure the base back into the pan.
  2. Place biscuits in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely crushed. Add butter. Process until well combined. Transfer to pan. Use the back of a spoon to spread and press firmly over the base and side of pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  3. Preheat oven to 160°C. Use an electric beater to beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl until smooth. Add the lemon juice and flour. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the cream and beat until well combined.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the biscuit base. Place on a baking tray. Bake in oven for 1 hour 10 mins or until the cheesecake is just set in the centre. Turn the oven off. Leave the cheesecake in the oven, with the door slightly ajar, for 2 hours or until cooled completely (this prevents the cake from cracking). Place in fridge overnight to set.
  5. Combine the cornflour and water in a small bowl. Transfer to a saucepan. Add the passionfruit and extra sugar. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens. Set aside to cool slightly. Pour over cheesecake. Place in fridge until set.


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