Durian (aka King of Fruits) is one of my favorite fruits and can be bought at most Asian supermarkets. This exotic fruit is very aromatic and one must have an acquired taste for it, but it adds a nice touch to cheesecake. I incorporated durian into my usual cheesecake recipe and it came out delicious!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).

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  • If not using canned 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. Reserve 1/4 cup.

  • Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the condensed milk and continue beating until smooth. Beat in pureed durian, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, and durian or banana extract. Pour the batter into prepared graham cracker crust.

  • Bake 1 hour or until filling is set and edges are lightly browned. Serve warm or chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Editor's 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. Both the fruit and canned or frozen pureed durian can be found in most Asian supermarkets. Some find durian's strong odor offensive, but the reward is its creamy flesh with a nutty, slightly sweet taste.

Nutrition Facts

447.7 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; fat 28.9g 45% DV; cholesterol 111mg 37% DV; sodium 343.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
The durian flavour comes out well! Although my Malaysian wife and her family were quite repelled at the idea of durian in a cheesecake I thought it tasted not bad at all. Durian is definitely an acquired taste and this is a good way to try it. Mine also didn't turn out quite as yellow as the picture submitted with the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
The durian flavour comes out well! Although my Malaysian wife and her family were quite repelled at the idea of durian in a cheesecake I thought it tasted not bad at all. Durian is definitely an acquired taste and this is a good way to try it. Mine also didn't turn out quite as yellow as the picture submitted with the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
i tried.. so deliciuos.. but i used pastrypuff to wrap it up Read More