Durian Cheese Tarts

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 - 8


170 gplain flour
35 gicing sugar
⅛ tspsalt
90 gbutter, cubed
2QL Omega Egg yolks
Durian Cheese Filling:
130 gcream cheese
50 gmascarpone cheese
50 gdurian flesh (D24/ musang king)
40 gbutter, salted
70 gcream
20 gmilk
30 gsugar
1QL Omega Egg
10 gcornflour
1 tbsplemon juice
A pinch of salt
Egg Wash:
1 tspmilk
1QL Omega Egg yolk


  1. To prepare the pastry, combine flour, icing sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add cold butter and rub with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add QL Egg Yolks and mix until a dough is formed. Wrap the dough with clingwrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Take a small amount of dough and press into a tart mould. Prick the base of the pastry with a fork. Repeat with the remaining dough until used up.
  5. Bake at 160°C for 10 minutes.
  6. To prepare the filling, melt the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, butter, cream, evaporated milk, durian flesh and sugar in a double boiler.
  7. Whisk until mixture is smooth.
  8. Add in QL Egg, cornflour, lemon juice and salt.
  9. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and pipe cheese mixture into tartlet shells. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  10. Brush the top of the cheese tartlets with egg wash mixture.
  11. Bake at 220°C, top grill with fan for 6 - 8 minutes


QL Chef’s Tips:

  • Durian cheese filling can be made ahead and chilled, make sure you store in a container as not to permeate the whole fridge.
  • Tart can be eaten warm or chilled, to reheat cover with foil and reheat for 10 mins in a toaster oven if refrigerated.


QL Omega & QL Deli Fresh eggs are available at major hypermarkets and supermarkets. For more information on QL Eggs, click here.


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