Cheesecake, mousse, ginger crumbs and passion fruit

Serve Callum Hann's flavourful layered dessert in pretty glasses to impress your dinner guests
Cheesecake, mousse, ginger crumbs and passion fruit
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the ginger crumbs

  • 150 g cold butter, roughly chopped
  • 100 g flour
  • 130 g soft brown sugar
  • 100 g oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp powered ginger

For the cheesecake mousse

  • 200 g quark
  • 50 ml condensed milk
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 150 ml thickened cream

To Serve

  • The pulp of 6 passion fruit
  • freeze dried passion fruit, optional


1. Preheat oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5. In a food processor, blend butter and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, rub butter and flour together with your fingers. Mix all other ingredients with the butter and flour.

2. Spread mixture onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Break up with tongs and return to the oven for another 2-5 minutes or until evenly golden. Allow to cool.

3. Beat the curd, condensed milk, and lemon juice with an electric stand mixer or electric beaters until combined. In a separate bowl, whip the cream to firm peaks. Fold cream into curd mixture. Transfer mixture to a piping bag.

4. To serve, distribute crumbs between four small glasses. Pipe ΒΌ of the mousse into each glass, then top evenly with passion fruit pulp and freeze dried passion fruit if using.

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