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Chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients for people


    For the cream
  • Milk chocolate : 125 g
  • Cream cheese : 600 g
  • Passion fruit purée : 100 ml
  • Double cream : 75 ml
  • Caster sugar : 100 g

  • For the biscuit(s)
  • Digestive biscuit(s) : 20 whole
  • Unsalted butter : 110 g

  • For the syrup
  • Passion fruit purée : 200 ml
  • Caster sugar : 100 g
Method
  • 1For the biscuit base

    Put the butter into a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Put the biscuits into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them to crumbs.

    Pour the crumbs into a large bowl and then add the melted butter. Mix thoroughly and then press the mixture into the base of a large cake tin, individual mousse rings or individual ramequins. Press down firmly to create an even layer for the base of your cheesecake(s).

  • 2For the cheesecake mixture

    Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Bring the double cream to the boil and then add it to the chocolate. Leave to sit for about 2 minutes before stirring into a smooth ganache.

    Incorporate the passion fruit puree into the ganache, and set aside until cooled, but do not refrigerate.

    Place the cream cheese and caster sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth. Fold in the chocolate ganache and then spoon the mixture on top of the biscuit base. Use the back of a dessert spoon to smooth down the surface and then chill for a few hours or overnight if possible.

    Remove the cheesecake(s) from the moulds, if necessary.

    Serve with the passion fruit syrup.

  • 3For the syrup

    Bring the remaining passion fruit puree and caster sugar up to a gentle simmer, and stir to dissolve the sugar.

    Simmer for 5 minutes before transferring to a bowl. Keep chilled until needed.

Chef's tip

«If you cannot find passion fruit puree in the freezer section of the supermarket, substitute with fresh fruits (1 fruit=50g) or with a good quality passion fruit nectar or coulis.»

Chocolate and passion fruit are made for each other: the fruitiness of one complements the other, and when combined into a cheesecake, one gets a truly decadent dessert!

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  • Preparation  20mins
  • Cooking time  10mins
  • Rest time  12hrs

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