A honey-sweetened cheesecake filling is perfectly creamy against the floral tang of passion fruit curd in this elegant no-bake dessert. Because fresh passion fruit isn't always easy to find, a shelf-stable passion fruit puree makes quick work of the curd; the resulting dessert is so rich and flavorful, a little goes a long way!

EatingWell.com, July 2022

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Credit: Tara Donne

Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

Passion Fruit Curd
Cheesecakes

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare curd: Whisk coconut milk and cornstarch in a medium saucepan until smooth. Add passion fruit puree, sugar, coconut oil, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; whisk until combined. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to boil and thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the curd cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Pour into a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.

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  • To prepare cheesecakes: Mix cookie crumbs with butter in a small bowl. Divide evenly among 12 (4-ounce) jars, pressing down with the end of a wooden spoon to create a firm layer on the bottom of the jars. Set aside.

  • Whisk cream cheese, ricotta, honey, lime zest, vanilla and salt in a large bowl until completely blended. Divide the filling evenly among the jars; top with the passion fruit curd. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with lime zest, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate curd (Step 1) for up to 1 week. Refrigerate cheesecake jars for up to 5 days.

Equipment

12 (4-ounce) jars

Nutrition Facts

1 cheesecake jar
227 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 25g; sugars 18g; added sugar 11g; fat 12g; saturated fat 8g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 22mg; vitamin a iu 245IU; vitamin c 1mg; vitamin d iu 3IU; folate 14mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 239mg; calcium 88mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 10mg; phosphorus 80mg; potassium 98mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 5mcg.
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