Durian Cheesecake

Durian Cheesecake


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About this recipe: Durian is called the King of Fruits in Southeast Asia, and here it combines with cheesecake for a very unique dessert. Durian can be found at some oriental or Asian markets.


Serves: 8 

  • 340g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 200ml condensed sweetened milk
  • 4 tablespoons pureed durian
  • 2 eggs
  • 120ml soured cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon durian or banana extract
  • 1 (23cm) prepared digestive biscuit base

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. If not using tinned or frozen durian puree, cut into husk of a durian fruit and remove one segment of the pulpy inner flesh. Place in a bowl and use a fork to mash the flesh, reserving 4 tablespoons to add to the cheesecake mixture.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the condensed milk and continue beating until smooth. Beat in 4 tablespoons durian, eggs, soured cream, vanilla extract and durian or banana extract. Spoon the mixture over the prepared digestive biscuit base.
  4. Bake 1 hour or until filling is set and edges are lightly browned. Serve warm or chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Ingredient Note

Durian, a large fruit from Southeast Asia, has a dark green to brown husk studded with prickly thorns concealing pale yellow to red flesh. Some find durian's strong odor offensive, but the reward is its creamy flesh with a nutty, slightly sweet taste.

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