Lilikoi Cheesecake

Lilikoi Cheesecake made with Mac Nut Shortbread crust and homemeade lilikoi curd. from #DietersDownfall Lilikoi Cheesecake

I’m doing things a little backwards this week. I’ve kinda got the FINAL recipe today, to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. The lilikoi curd will be here next.

Currently, I am on vacation in Hawaii on the Big Island and I have fallen back in love with Lilikoi (Passion Fruit).  I want to make everything with lilikoi and I have three cups to bring home with me. I am so excited.

Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Shortbread Crust and a layer of lilikoi in the center. from #DietersDownfall I made this very easy cheesecake for my family. I actually made it twice. I exchanged my cheesecake baking skills for some lilikoi lessons. My Mom’s friend wanted to learn how to make cheesecake and in return she taught me all about picking  and processing the lilikoi. There will be more on that in the next post.

Sweet, Hawaiian Lilikoi Curd topped Cheesecake. A great island twist. from #DietersDownfall  This was a very soft cheesecake. I’m not sure if it was because of the sour cream or the cooking time. It’s a Tyler Florance recipe and I thought it would be easy enough and pretty fool-proof for a first time cheesecake lesson. Everyone loved it!!

For this cheesecake, I added 3/4 of the batter to the shell and then added about a cup of lilikoi to the center before topping it off with the remaining cheesecake filling. For the second one, we filled the shell and then added dots of the lilikoi and swirled it into the top.

Macadamia Nut Shortbread crust with a Passion Fruit Cheesecake. from #DietersDownfall

 

Lilikoi Cheesecake

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Smooth, creamy cheesecake topped with sweet Liilkoi Curd. The perfect Hawaiian Twist!
Ingredients
For the Crust
For the Filling
  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • Lilikoi Curd
Instructions
For the Crust
  1. Ground up the Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies, about 12 - 15 cookies depending on the size. Mix the cookie crumbs with the melted butter and press it down and up the sides of a springform pan. Refrigerate the pan.
For the Filling
  1. Preheat the oven to 300.
  2. Cream the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add in the eggs, sugar and sour cream. The mixture should be smooth and have no lumps.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust, adding the curd if desired. Wrap the springform pan with foil to create a watertight seal. Place it into a larger pan and fill ⅔ up the side with water to make a waterbath.
  4. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes in the waterbath to prevent cracking.
  5. Cool in the pan for 1 hour then cover it and place it into the fridge for several hours.
  6. Remove from the springform pan and top with the Lilikoi curd before serving.
Notes
Recipe from Food Netwrok

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Comments

  1. OH WOW!!! I’ve never heard passion fruit called Lilikoi before! I bet it’s simply delicious!

  2. Since I saw your recipe title you got me curios. I had no idea what lilikoi is. Thank goodness you mentioned it’s passion fruit.
    Your cheesecake turn out amazing! Love that you carried the hawaiian flavors in both your cheesecakes today (I could not leave a comment on PSB)
    Thanks for joining us Karyn

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      It’s Hawaiian and I love it! I was thinking mango or papaya, but this was just the BEST!! Thanks for letting me know about PSB.

  3. Mmmm, passion fruit? LOVE IT.

  4. I cannot believe you can run two amazing blogs and participate in everything!! You are superwoman!!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Well, I don’t think I’m superwoman. More like over-stretched woman. Haha! Thanks for the compliment :)

  5. Since I don’t have a vacation scheduled for Hawaii this year, I’ll have to make do with your scrumptious cheesecake! I’ll close my eyes and dream of the tropics while savoring every morsel!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      You should plan a visit one of these days. It’s beautiful here! And, I’ve got the perfect place for you to stay!

  6. Looks so luscious and the crust sounds amazing! Your family must have been happy to have you around, haha! ;)

  7. I love lemon anything and this is no exception! YUM!

  8. what a gorgeous dessert Karyn! and your vacations looks wonderful

  9. I fell in love with lilikoi on my honeymoon in Hawaii! I’m so jealous of your trip! This looks amazing, I want a piece right now! Pinning! Happy Cheesecake Day!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I’m fortunate to have family here. Yes it’s a great vacation, but it’s really just coming back home for a visit.

  10. I’m so jealous you’re in Hawaii right now! I went to Maui last year and fell in love. My hubs and I can’t wait to go visit all the other islands. I haven’t had anything passionfruit flavoured in forever, which is sad because I love it. Your cheesecake looks wonderful, especially drenched in that bright, vibrant lilikoi curd!

  11. Such a pretty cheesecake and I am so jealous that you are in Hawaii!!!

  12. At first I was like…Lili-whaaa?? But then you said passionfruit and all my doubt was pushed aside. YUM!

  13. I was wondering what lilikoi was! Yum, how gorgeous!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      It’s amazing is what it is Carolyn! I bet you could whip it into shape for one of your low carb treats!

  14. Love the Lilikoi Curd!! so beautiful! and hey, with national cheesecake day, in my book, doesn’t matter when you celebrate, as long as you do! :)

  15. I stopped by your blog.for the jello Fondant recipe…& then Lilikoi caught my eye ;). Brings back childhood memories of Lilikoi chiffon cake! I’ve never had with cheesecake, definitely want to try this recipe. Now to find Lilikoi will be the challenge, since Island Girl is East Coast livin’ !
    Have a beautiful day!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      That cake sounds amazing! Wonder if I can make it with my remaining lilikoi juice. I’m on the east coast, too, so this was a special treat!

  16. I grew up eating passion fruit in many treats. As soon as I saw this cheesecake, the only thing I want to do was to dig my fork in it.

  17. happyfoodholly says:

    I love that you brought Hawaii to the plate for Cheesecake Day! YUM!

  18. What a gorgeous cheesecake, Karyn! I think I need some Lilikoi curd pronto. Pinned!

  19. Great! I’ll make this cheesecake as soon as I can!

    Mariangela

  20. looks amazing! pinned!

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