Sunday, March 29, 2009

Passion Fruit Cheesecake for Passion Sunday

Since the 3rd Century, today (5th Sunday in Lent) has been known as Passion Sunday.

Passion Fruit Cheesecake


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons nuts, finely chopped
6 ounces butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling
1 1/2 pound cream cheese
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup passion fruit puree.


Make crust by combining dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt butter and add to dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. When incorporated, press evenly into nine-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.Combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add corn starch and blend. Add eggs and mix thoroughly, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla and sour cream. Mix until smooth and fold in passion fruit puree. Pour batter into a springform pan and bake at 300 degrees for approximately one hour and thirty minutes, or until set. Cool slowly and completely refrigerate for several hours. Pin It


  1. Delicious recipe Ruth, I am a big fan of all cheesecake, I never tried it with passion fruit, but it seams great. Thank you and for all your readers united in the Catholic faith I have a message:
    If you have never listened to Office of Readings then please, listen to a few. They are amazing!
    Pray with us

  2. I tried this on the weekend...My entire family loved it! Thank you and God Bless you from NY.