Thursday, April 17, 2008


I found out about the Livestrong event on Tartlette's site. I jumped at the chance to participate. I recently lost my Aunt to cancer. About three years ago I also lost my Mother In Law to cancer. Both of these women were so sweet and beautiful. They are so missed. I think of them often. Unfortunately so many of us have been touched by cancer in our lives. I did this to honor my loved ones and all of those who have fought cancer!

recipe adapted from epicurean

8oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 egg
1/4 cup passionfruit puree
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar

Cream the cheese with the sugar. Combine thoroughly. Add egg. Combine thoroughly. Periodically scrape bowl to make sure all of the ingredients are in the mix. Add vanilla and sour cream. Swirl in passion fruit. Bake at 300 F for about 45 minutes.

Crust for Cheesecake:

Combine 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafer cookies and 1 tablespoon butter. Press in cheesecake pan on bottome and 1/2 inch up the sides.

Passion Fruit Curd

3 egg yolks
3 whole eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup passion fruit puree
1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted

Combine eggs and yolks, sugar and passionfruit in a double boiler. Whisk over boiling water for about ten minutes. Once it is thickened remove double boiler from heat and stir in butter one tablespoon at a time. Cover and refrigerate.


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. I love passionfruit. Where do you get the puree?

Unknown said...

Thanks for supporting LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow. Great recipe. thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

I love the addition of passion fruit into a cheesecake! Well done and beautiful photos!

Lori said...

The passionfruit puree comes from the freezer aisle Goya.

Thank you. it was delicious. the tartness of the passionfruit and the sweetness of the cake were a yummy combinaton.

Hillary said...

I was supposed to make something yellow for Livestrong Day too but I never got around to it :(. Thanks for being on your game and making something delicious!

test it comm said...

That looks so good! Passion fruit cheesecake and curd both sound amazing!

Shelly said...

Hi Lori,
I choose this one for my first barter food/garden trade ;) Yummmm

Lori said...

You got it Shelly!

Anonymous said...

That's a gorgeous cheesecake, Lori :)

Cakespy said...

This sounds like a PERFECT cheesecake! I love it when they have something that offsets the creaminess--either something spicy or something slightly tart or fresh like the passionfruit you've got going on here! Looks great. And a great event!

Helene said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt and your mother in law. I am sure they would have loved the cheesecake though :)
I love passion fruit and in a cheesecake, I can only imagine!