GUAVA CHEESECAKE

Apr 14, 2020All Recipes

#guavadessert #cheesecake #cookingwithfriends #islandgurlfoods #staysafe #cookingathome

Guava Cheesecake

Guavas are one my favorite fruits. With nuances of strawberries and

Bananas, this fruit has a unique and delightful flavour. I prefer to use the pink or red-fleshed guavas (or guava paste), as the flavour is sweeter and more prominent than the white-fleshed guavas as in this divine cheesecake.

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

Crust

3 cups (750 mL) honey graham

cracker crumbs

1/3 cup (80 mL) light brown sugar

2 tsp (10 mL) lime zest

1/4 cup (60 mL) coconut flakes, toasted

½ cup (250 mL) melted butter

Filling

1 cup guava paste

1 lb (450 g) cream cheese, softened

6 large eggs

1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar

2 tsp (10 mL) pure vanilla extract

Juice of ½ lemon

Garnish

Whipped cream

Sliced guavas (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 300˚F (150˚C). Prepare a 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan by greasing

the bottom and lining with a circle of parchment paper.

2. To prepare the crust, in a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, lime zest, coconut and butter and mix until the crust is sandy and coarse.

3. Put the mixture into the lined springform pan. Press down with a spatula until it’s compact. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.

4. Increase oven temperature to 350˚F (180˚C). Place guava paste into a small dish, add ½ cup water and microwave on high to melt the paste for approximately 2 minutes. Mix and set aside.

5. To prepare the filling, in the bowl of a food processor, add cheese, eggs and puree until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and puree again.

6. Pour filling into crust in the pan, then transfer to the oven. Bake in the center of the oven, for 60 minutes or until set in the center. (To maintain a vibrant color, form a dome with a piece of foil over the pan).

7. Remove from oven. Let cool, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

8. Serve garnished with whipped cream, a swirl of guava paste and sliced guavas.

More Recipes from Island Gurl Foods

Blackened Rainbow Trout with Strawberry Salsa

Get your pan sizzling hot for this sweet rainbow trout spicy makeover. Paired with a sweet, tart and crunchy Strawberry Salsa, for a go-to fast weekday meal. Leftover salsa would be delicious tossed with greens or spooned over...

Tropical Mango Cheesecake

Mango is hands-down my favourite fruit. With nuances of orange, peach and melon, it’s like no other fruit. Ripe Kent, Palmer or any other type of non-fibrous mangoes are preferred for this bright and citrusy cheesecake. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Crust 4 cups (1 L) honey...

MAD MAC & CHEESE PLEASE!!!!!

Mad Mac & CheeseBahamian mac and cheese (aka macaroni) is the most rich,luscious and cheesy baked dish. Every family takes pride in theirrecipe. However, my girlfriend, Maddie, makes the most illustriousmacaroni in the Bahamas. I’ve added a few ingredients to put...

Pigeon Peas & Dumpling Soup!!!

No better way to shake the winter blues than diving into a bowl of this luscious, protein rich soup filled with yummy dumplings! Follow me as I guide you step by step, and instruct you on how to make this wonderful recipe from my childhood. Watch my video...

Bahamian Turkey Souse with 18th Century Johnny Cake 

AS SEEN ON CITYLINE - Turkey Souse (pronounced sowse) is a tasty chili-lime soup-like broth with a zesty flavour profile. Souse is a method of preserving meat that dates to European Middle Ages. It is essentially known as Caribbean Soul Food with medicinal...

Grilled Strawberry Brownie 

When two favourites combine, you can’t go wrong. Wonderful fresh Ontario strawberries added to a moist chocolate brownie cookie make it extra special. No oven required!  Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: about 2 minutes Grilling Time: 25 minutes Serves...

Barbecued Steak Pizza

For an easy meal, plan ahead, add an extra steak to the grill to prepare this tasty pizza for another superb meal. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Grilling Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 1 12-inch (30 cm) baked whole wheat pizza crust 1/3 cup (75 mL) pizza or tomato sauce 1...

Barbecued Pork Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce

Ontario apples and honey brushed over Ontario back ribs, gives the perfect combination of flavour and sweetness. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes Serves 6 2 racks Ontario Pork Back Ribs (about 1-1/2 lb/750 g each) 1 clove Ontario Garlic,...

Barbecue Corn Dip

Grilled corn blends with sweet smoked paprika for a tasty dip. Smoked paprika is the secret spice of Spain and is available in bulk stores and spice aisles. Serve with corn tortilla chips for dipping. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes   Makes...

Strawberry Honey Lassi

A creamy refreshing, cleansing drink that is a version of the Indian yogurt and fruit drink, called Lassi. It can be a nice finish to a spicy hot meal or an interesting drink idea if serving a slightly spicy meal. A Lassi is of great importance in the Indian diet,...

Muffin Tin Frittatas

Breakfast on the go – individual vegetable stuffed frittatas are flavourful and easy to prepare. Baking Time: 14 minutes Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Serves 6 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Mushrooms 1/2 cup (125 mL)...

Morning Glory Muffins

These tasty and nutritious muffins are a great way to start the morning. Baking Time: 20 minutes Preparation Time: 20 minutes Makes 12 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar 1/3 cup (75 mL) toasted wheat germ 2-1/2 tsp (12 mL) ground...

Skillet Sausage Cassoulet

A quick version of the French classic hearty bean stew. Serve with crusty whole wheat bread and local Ontario greens. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Serves 4 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil 1 lb (500 g) Ontario Hot or Sweet Italian Sausages,...

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Ontario apples add a burst of fresh flavour to breakfast oatmeal. If you wish, serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of yogurt. Reheat the next morning for a quick and satisfying breakfast. This recipe can be easily doubled. Preparation Time: 10 minutes...

Sign up for
Sales & Promos

10 + 15 =