WATCH: How to Make a Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Use pastillas made from fresh carabao's milk-they are extra tasty and creamy!


This cheesecake is the ultimate treat. We combined two dessert favorites, pastillas and dulce de leche, to make a quick and easy cheesecake. You only need to bake it for 40 minutes! 


Use any pastillas you like, but Namee, who hails from Pampanga, recommends Magalang pastillas.


Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Recipe

Makes 1 9-inch cheesecake


1/2 cup butter, melted

2 cups digestive biscuits, crushed

1/2 cup butter, melted

½ cup pastillas, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for decorating

2 (227-gram) bars cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 medium-sized eggs, beaten slightly

1/4 cup store-bought dulce de leche

Extra dulce de leche, for drizzling



Preheat oven to 350ºF.


2 Mix crushed biscuits with melted butter and press down onto the base of the pan.


3 Spread pastillas over the base and chill until ready to assemble.


4 Using a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and eggs together until smooth and creamy.


5 Remove pan from refrigerator. Pour cream cheese mixture over the top of the pastillas and swirl dulce de leche in the mixture.


6 Bake for 40 minutes or until pale golden. When you gently shake the pan, the cake should only wobble slightly.


7 Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the pan. Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle top with a few pieces of pastillas, then drizzle with dulce de leche.


8 Cut into slices to serve. This cheesecake is best eaten when it is at room temperature.



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