Blueberry Passionfruit Cheesecake Parfait ~ Savory Simple

Hey everyone!  You won’t want to miss this no-bake dessert.  It’s light, flavorful and perfect for summer parties! What I love about cheesecake parfaits is that they’re so easy and quick to prepare compared to regular cheesecake recipes. All you need to do is prepare the components and then layer them in a dish of your choice (I chose a red wine glass for it’s fun shape which shows off the layers perfectly. 

Passionfruit curd is vibrant, tart and custardy and it contrasts perfectly with fresh summer blueberries. A delicate, lightly sweetened cream cheese mousse mellows out the curd and buttery graham cracker crumbs provide just the right amount of texture. This may be one of my new favorite desserts on the blog.

Blueberry Passionfruit Cheesecake Parfait
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 50min
Passionfruit Curd
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (.75 ounces) cornstarch
  • 1 cup passionfruit puree
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
Cheesecake Parfait
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • splash of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint blueberries
Prepare the curd
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk egg, egg yolks and sugar together until smooth. Whisk the corn starch together with a bit of passionfruit puree to create a slurry. Whisk the rest of the passionfruit puree and the slurry into the egg mixture. Continue to whisk over medium heat until thick, 10-15 minutes. It should be the consistency of pudding. Make sure the whisk hits the bottom of the pot to keep the bottom from burning. This is less likely to happen if you use a heavy-bottomed saucepan
  2. Over low-heat, slowly whisk in the pieces of butter
  3. Move the curd to a bowl and allow to chill in the refrigerator. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Lining the top of the curd with plastic wrap will prevent a skin from forming.
Prepare the parfait
  1. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and lemon zest. Set aside
  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream and cream cheese until they're incorporated. Add the sugar and vanilla and then turn the speed up to high and allow the mixture to reach a stiff peak
  3. In a decorative glass of your choice, layer the three ingredients : start with the cream cheese filling, followed by the curd, the crumbs and the blueberries. Take care with each layer to make sure it looks relatively level and even, though it doesn't need to be perfect. Finish by garnering the top with a small amount of cream cheese filling and blueberries


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  1. OH WOW. That looks amazing!! Its the perfect summer treat!!

  2. That’s so awesome! I met Marcus last summer and he’s a great guy. Love the recipe, too!

    • Savory Simple says:

      I will never live down the day I met him while in culinary school and didn’t recognize him. This was before he became such a celebrity chef, but STILL. I hope this somehow makes up for it?

  3. This looks amazing! heading over to check out the recipe

  4. Perfect for summer entertaining!

  5. What a stunning refreshing dessert :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Yuummm! Going to check it out right now.

  7. OMG this is one beautiful dessert! So nice that you made it in form of parfaits, they cn be served individually and just would be so fun to eat! I also like the flavor – passion fruit!

  8. Absolutely beautiful!

  9. I was just googling how to bake with coconut oil and ended up on Marcus Samuelsson’s website…while browsing his site I saw these parfaits and thought they look amazing…then I came to your website to see if you had anything new and these parfaits popped up again :) These look amazing…hopping over to check the recipe out now!

  10. How cute! The layers are so perfect too.

  11. I got a few heart palpitations when I first looked at the photo! OMG!

  12. So beautiful, headed over to check out the recipe!

  13. Wow, that looks terrific! You don’t see passion fruit used all that often these days. On my way to check out the post . . .

  14. Those look like the perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  15. Just look at that gorgeousness! Heading over to catch the recipe :)

  16. That looks so delicious and tempting! :D

  17. Gorgeous! On my way to get the recipe!

  18. Just checked your post over at Marcus’s website. You did an amazing job making this gorgeous parfait! I love blueberries and cheesecake combo and I wish I can have this for dessert. I love your photos Jen!

  19. These parfaits look wonderful! Layer by layer, or dive right through the middle? (On my way to figure this out!) :D

  20. Yum! Yum and beautiful! I’m headed over to the other blog because I do want this recipe! :-)

  21. Love these.. they’re so pretty for summer and I have some sweet blueberries! I’m off to see your post:D xx

  22. These parfaits look absolutely gorgeous! I love the look of those layers!! Going to check out the recipe now!!

  23. wow, these sound incredible! off to check out the post!

  24. These look gorgeous! How perfect for summer!

  25. Passion fruit is one of my favorites! These look so delicious and super simple!

  26. fab dessert and awesome pic

  27. Fantastic image and looks absolutely delicious :)

  28. Sensational and dreamy gorgeous! Love the flavors in this and how beautifully it’s presented!

  29. We just made a passion fruit dessert, but I am totally going to have to try this one! I’m all about different textures, so while I loooooooved our version, I have to try this one!

  30. Wow! You have some great recipes & your food pics are Amazing! I have been practicing food photography … I’ll be taking some inspiration from you.

  31. Absolutely stunning! I love parfaits and a cheesecake one sounds just the treat I want for this weekend. Hopping over for the recipe! :)

  32. the colours in this photo are gorgeous!

  33. This looks so delicious! I love how the layers are separate and so well defined. Also, I’m sure the passionfruit totally transforms this and takes it to a whole other level!

  34. Oh my look at those colors. It looks to good to eat!

  35. This are so pretty! Love the colorful layers. Perfect summer dessert on a quite evening

  36. I love the layers of color. The recipe sounds wonderful … can’t wait to try it.

  37. Wow, this looks scrumptious!!! And your layers are beautiful…I’ve only made a couple layered desserts and they were nowhere near as lovely!

  38. Wow your blueberry parfaits look incredible! I wish I could have one of those right now :)

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