A delicious butter, walnut and sugar base is topped with a creamy and fruity cheesecake filling, made from sharon fruit, cream cheese, sugar, soured cream, eggs and spices. Serve as a snack or for dessert.
Cut ripe sharon fruit into quarters, remove the stone and any stringy parts. Place into food processor and blitz until pureed.
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I made this recipe and it was fantastic, but a little soggy/runny which is due to the fact that the persimmon puree is really juicy. The only thing I would do differently next time is to drain the liquid from the persimmon puree, just like you would for fresh pumpkin puree before making a pie/pumpkin cheesecake. If you are not familiar with that, just line a collander/strainer with 2-3 sheets of good quality paper towell or cheesecloth and let sit in another bowl over night. You'll be surprised to see the amount of liquid that has drained out into the "catch" bowl. The cheesecake will turn out much better after draining the excess liquid. - 29 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I just made this last night, and it was fantastic. I rarely give a recipe five stars, but this earned it. I disagree with the reviewers who said that it was too runny, or didn't have enough persimmon taste. I didn't strain my persimmon puree at all, and my cheesecake had the perfect, creamy texture and a whole lot of persimmon taste. Since I used a crushed gingersnap cookie crust, I omitted the ginger in the cake and used 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg instead. I also didn't do the sour cream topping. Instead I served it with fresh whipped cream. Awesome cheesecake. Can't wait to serve it to friends. - 23 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This cheesecake was very good. My entire family raved about it. The only thing different that I did was that I added a dash of all spice the sour cream mix that goes on top of the cheesecake. With the luxury of having a persimmon tree in my backyard, I will be able to bake this cheesecake often!!! - 17 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)