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A creamy cheesecake with a guava marmalade swirl on top of a graham cracker crust.

Guava cheesecake

A rich and creamy cheesecake swirled with fresh guava marmalade on top of a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 slices
Calories 457 kcal


  • Stand mixer fitter with paddle attachment
  • 9 springform pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Large saucepan
  • spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • knife
  • Blender


Graham cracker crust

  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted

Guava marmalade

  • 16 oz guava cut in half
  • 4 cups water
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon

Cheesecake filling

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup guava marmalade


Graham cracker crust

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a medium mixing bowl, add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter. Fold well until combined.
  • Press the cookie mixture firmly into a 9 inch springform. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside.

Guava marmalade

  • In a large saucepan, add in the cut up guava pieces and 4 cups of water. Put on medium heat for 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes is up, reserve 1 cup of water and set aside. With a spoon, take out all the seeds.
  • Add softened guava to the blender, add 1 cup of reserved water, and granulated sugar. Blend until mixture is smooth and pureed.
  • Pour pureed guava mixture and 1 cinnamon stick back into saucepan and put on low for 30 minutes. Cool and set aside.

Cheesecake filling

  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and lemon. Mix until well combined.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

Assembly of the guava cheesecake

  • Pour the cheesecake mixture into the baked crust. Drop spoonfuls of guava marmalade on top of the cheesecake mixture and then swirl around with a knife.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly, but will set once cooled. Cool for up to 6 hours or overnight. Serve once cooled and enjoy!


Serving: 12slicesCalories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 252mgFiber: 3gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 1034IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Guava, tropical fruit, cheesecake, graham cracker crust
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