Durian Cheese Tarts

This is for the durian fans, there’s nothing better than to use FRESH durian meat (We used Mao Shan Wang durians) for this treat! This is an exciting treat of combining the sweetness and fragrance of the durian with the richness from cheese.

Compared to the usual servings of sugar, we created this healthier version to reduce the amount of sugar to half of what it was, yet keeping it so tasty that the fragrance of durian fill you mouth on your first bite!

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  • Servings: 10

  • Time: 1 hr 15 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. Pastry:

  2. 500g flour

  3. 250g unsalted butter

  4. 60g icing sugar

  5. 1 tsp vanilla essence

  6. 1 egg

  7. Filling:

  8. 150g durian puree

  9. 250g cream cheese

  10. 20g icing sugar

  11. 2 eggs

  12. 10g sugar


  1. Beat 250g unsalted butter and 60g icing sugar in a mixer until it turns slight white

  2. Add 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla essence and 500g flour

  3. Mix until a dough is formed,

  4. Roll the dough out to 4-5 mm then press them into the ring mould and trim of the excess

  5. Using a fork, make holes in the centre of the tarts

  6. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 mins at 180 degrees C

  7. Remove and set aside for it to cool down

  8. Separate the whites and yolks from 2 eggs

  9. Cream 250g Cream cheese and 20g icing sugar in a mixer

  10. Next add 150g durian puree and 2 egg yolks and continue to mix

  11. In a separate mixer whisk 2 egg whites until soft peaks form

  12. Fold the egg whites into durian mixture

  13. Add filling to tarts and bake for another 10 mins at 185 degrees C