Ricotta and custard apple cheesecake

Did someone say CHEESECAKE? This ricotta and custard apple cheesecake is a creamy and creative take on a classic dessert.

It’s also incredibly delicious and super easy to make! A perfect winter treat.

Hot tip: You can also use an electric hand blender to make the filling instead of a food processor, however it may not be quite as smooth.

Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Serves 8-10



  • 500g smooth ricotta
  • 500g cream cheese (two blocks)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (75g)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup plain flour (40g)
  • 1 cup custard apple flesh – approximately 1 medium custard apple


  • 6 ginger biscuits (80g)
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (20g) To decorate


  • 1/2 cup custard apple, extra
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 ginger biscuits, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a round 23cm springform tin with a bit of the melted butter.
  2. Crush or blitz the ginger biscuits to a fine meal. Scoop 2 tbsp of crumbs into the buttered tin and spread the biscuit meal around the sides, allowing any extra to settle in the base. Combine remaining butter and biscuit crumbs in a bowl and stir until just mixed. Press the mixture into the base of the tin, then pop the pan into the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  3. In a food processor, blend ricotta and cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, juice, zest, vanilla and salt to the processor – blend again until thick and smooth. Stir through custard apple, then fold in flour.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and gently crisscross a knife through the batter to break any air bubbles. Smooth the top of the cheesecake and place tin on a baking tray. Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes, then turn the heat off, prop the door open a centimetre or so with the end of a wooden spoon, and leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven for a further 1 hour.
  5. Remove cake from oven, place on a rack and cool completely before releasing the side of the pan. Top cake with extra custard apple segments, zest and crumbled biscuit to serve.

Recipe & images courtesy of Custard Apples Australia


Nutritional Information (per serving)

No nutritional information available.

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Written by Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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