Passion Fruit Cheesecake Recipe


9 graham crackers
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup passion fruit puree
Pinch of salt
Sweetened whipped cream, for serving


Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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.

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