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Silky Lilikoi Cheesecake

This is a no-bake cheesecake made with lilikoi (passion fruit), simple shortbread cookie crust made with Kaui Kookies and topped with a lilikoi mirror top.  If you don't have access to fresh passion fruit, feel free to use frozen juice.


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Prep Time: 30 | Cook Time: 10-15 | Ready In: 6 hours to set
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Shortbread Cookie crust:

Cheesecake Recipe:

  • 1 block cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 block silken tofu
  • 4 tablespoons passion-fruit juice
  • 1 Tahitian vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Passion-Fruit Topping:
  • 4 fresh-ripe passion fruits, juiced and some seeds reserved *(if fresh not available, use frozen juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered gelatin

Order Kaui Kookies - Kaui Kookies are and Island favorite enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Be sure to order a few extra boxes to keep around the house as they don't last long.


Cooking Process:

Kaui Kookie Crust:

Preheat the oven to 350'F.

Butter an 8" round baking pan.  Put the Kauai Kookie Macadamia Shortbread Cookie crumbs, sugar and salt in a bowl,  mix with a fork. Add melted butter and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it down in an even layer. Bake 10 minutes and cool.

Cheesecake:

Put the tofu, passion fruit juice in food processor or blender and mix until smooth.

Heat heavy cream in a small saucepan until slightly warm. Add gelatin and mix until dissolved. Remove from heat.

Put the softened cream cheese, sugar, salt  and vanilla seeds in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Fold in the cream and the passion-fruit tofu mixture until fully incorporated. Pour into the crust and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Strain the passion-fruit juice and place in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the powdered gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Meanwhile rinse some of the passion-fruit seeds and place on top of the set cheesecake. Pour the passion-fruit mixture on top and let it set in the refrigerator for at least one hour

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