No Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Delicious tropical cheesecake dessert

How do you define the word tropical?​ :)

If I am absolutely honest with you I am not a big fan of tropical fruits. I try to buy things that are local and in season and only rarely try something that is travelled a long way here. However, I also have to admit that I have tried quite many different tropical fruits along the years out of curiosity and I have to say I haven't enjoyed many of them. I am sure they actually do taste good if you pick them ripe, but the ones we get here seem to taste almost all the same, really sour and bitter, which is not much of an enjoyment. I would love to hear what kind of experience do you have with tropical fruits and please also share where you are from so I can link that to your information :)

There I go shaming tropical fruits and telling a whole story on how I don't like them along with a recipe that includes a tropical fruit :D Not very good advertising for the recipe :D No, no, the whole story above doesn't actually have anything to do with the passion fruit. Yes, it is a tropical fruit, but it is also one of those rare tropical fruits that I really enjoy and love :) It has so much flavour, looks really beautiful and can be used in many ways for drinks, desserts and even for salad dressing. I have one recipe for you already that you can check out, for a delicious Passion Fruit Mocktail.

If you follow me on social media already you probably are aware of my love for cheesecakes, whether that is baked, no-bake or these kind of dessert cheesecakes in a glass. I do enjoy the baked ones the most, but I also have to say, these dessert glass cheesecakes are the ones I make the most for us whether that is for a special occasion or just to make a regular day a little special :)

I hope you will enjoy this recipe and if you need some more cheesecake inspiration then I have a whole Playlist dedicated to them, Cheesecake Love Playlist

Take care, stay safe and healthy Lovelies!

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RECIPE

No-Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Delicious tropical cheesecake dessert

​INGREDIENTS

(makes 2 Portions)

  • about 12-16 cookies

  • 150g (2/3 cup) whipping cream

  • 150g (2/3 cup) quark, creamy thick yogurt (10% fat) or cream cheese

  • 50g (¼ cup) sugar

  • 1tsp vanilla paste/extract

  • 2 passion fruits

  • 50g (¼ cup) sugar

  • fresh mint for decoration

DIRECTIONS

  1. Crush the cookies in a blender, in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or with a pestle and mortar until you have a fine crumb. Start with 2 cookies per portion and add the crumb to your serving glasses to see whether you want to add more. I prefer a thicker cookie layer and that is why I use 8 cookies per portion.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the quark with the sugar and vanilla paste. Mix just until combined. Half one passion fruit and add the fruit to the cream. Mix just until combined.

  3. Whip the cream until stiff peaks.

  4. Fold in about half of the cream first and then fold in the rest of the cream. Taste for sugar and add some more if needed. Add the cream layer on top of the cookie crumb.

  5. Half the second passion fruit and add half of the fruit on top of each dessert. Decorate with some fresh mint.

  6. Enjoy right away or make ahead and serve next day.


 

TIP. If you prefer a smaller cookie layer you can also make the cheesecake in two layers. So half of the cookie crumb, then half of the cream and then repeat.

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