TRUST ME ON THIS -- Anyone who likes white chocolate will LOVE this cheesecake! great for dinner guests and parties. This cheesecake will keep (removed from the pan, in an airtight container) for up to 3 days. Takes a while to make but every bit of it is worth it in the end!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
1 - 8 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon melted butter.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together biscuit crumbs and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Press into the bottom of springform pan, and smooth with the back of a spoon; set aside in the refrigerator to firm up.

  • Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat half-and-half to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over white chocolate. Set aside for 1 minute, then stir until smooth; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in mascarpone cheese, sugar, and egg yolks. Stir in white chocolate mixture and 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter very thoroughly, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place the cake pan on a baking sheet

  • Bake for 1 1/4 hours in the preheated oven, or until just set in the center when shaken lightly. Turn off the oven, and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar for 2 to 3 hours, or until cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Before serving, remove from pan, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with pulp from 6 passion fruit.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 32.8g 11% DV; fat 35.5g 55% DV; cholesterol 151.3mg 50% DV; sodium 222.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
Plenty of luscious passion fruit taste when made with 3/4 cup of Goya's "Fruta 100% Pure Passion Fruit Pulp" instead of the 1/2 cup asked for but there was no white chocolate flavor! (Probably because I upped the p'fruit quantity.) So you'll have to use more white chocolate or keep the p'fruit at 1/2 cup if you want to actually taste white chocolate! My only disappointment was in the crust. I made it with Mi Del's "100% Whole Wheat Honey Graham Crackers" & it became soggy. So I suggest at least adding some ground toasted macadamia nuts for crunch to commercial graham crackers or tea biscuits (British short cookies). The cheesecake was topped with AR member "Sweettreat's" own recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Wrapped Strawberries". (Hopefully AR will publish her recipe soon because they're so utterly delicious on their own or topping any cake!) To answer another reviewer's question about how to make one of the photos' round choc. decoration: I'd butter foil wrapped around a smooth glass jar drizzle chocolate on it then refrigerate it until firm. Carefully slide it off & remove foil. If it breaks use pieces decoratively or start over. To find Goya brand "Fruta - 100% Pure Passion Fruit Pulp" which is a puree with no sugar or water added look for the flat 14 ounce plastic bags of it in the freezer section of possibly your regular or Asian grocer's & definitely at Hispanic grocery stores. At a regular grocer look in the freezer with Hispanic items. Read More
(13)
9 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2006
Excellent flavor a little less cook time..a little more Passion Fruit. It was a big hit at my party so I'm making it again Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
Plenty of luscious passion fruit taste when made with 3/4 cup of Goya's "Fruta 100% Pure Passion Fruit Pulp" instead of the 1/2 cup asked for but there was no white chocolate flavor! (Probably because I upped the p'fruit quantity.) So you'll have to use more white chocolate or keep the p'fruit at 1/2 cup if you want to actually taste white chocolate! My only disappointment was in the crust. I made it with Mi Del's "100% Whole Wheat Honey Graham Crackers" & it became soggy. So I suggest at least adding some ground toasted macadamia nuts for crunch to commercial graham crackers or tea biscuits (British short cookies). The cheesecake was topped with AR member "Sweettreat's" own recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Wrapped Strawberries". (Hopefully AR will publish her recipe soon because they're so utterly delicious on their own or topping any cake!) To answer another reviewer's question about how to make one of the photos' round choc. decoration: I'd butter foil wrapped around a smooth glass jar drizzle chocolate on it then refrigerate it until firm. Carefully slide it off & remove foil. If it breaks use pieces decoratively or start over. To find Goya brand "Fruta - 100% Pure Passion Fruit Pulp" which is a puree with no sugar or water added look for the flat 14 ounce plastic bags of it in the freezer section of possibly your regular or Asian grocer's & definitely at Hispanic grocery stores. At a regular grocer look in the freezer with Hispanic items. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2007
I've made this a couple times but substituted raspberries for the passion fruit. It is so amazingly good. One note: the times I've used Ghiradelli white chocolate it has tasted infinitely better than with store-brand white chocolate chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2006
The most amazing cake ever. You'll think it was bought from a shop... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2009
A little less cooking time. The first one I made just tasted like a regular white cake. The next time I added a bit more cream cheese and white chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
how do you make that chocolate decorative round piece? Read More
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