White Chocolate and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

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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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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
1 to 8 - inch springform pan

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • 1 ¼ cups tea biscuits, crushed

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese

  • ¼ cup superfine sugar

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ cup passion fruit pulp

  • 3 egg whites

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 6 passion fruit, pulp removed

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

474 Calories
36g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.