Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Recipe

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

This deliciously sweet pastillas dulce de leche cheesecake recipe is inspired by The Cheesecake Factory. A decadent dessert that’s made from fresh carabao’s milk, giving it a rich and smooth texture. Pair it with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! This is sure to marry both bitter and sweet flavors. Here’s a tip: Serve this dessert at room temperature to ensure its creaminess.

Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Recipe

Namee Jorolan-Sunico
Use any pastillas you like, but Namee, who hails from Pampanga, recommends Magalang pastillas.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 1 (9-inch) cheesecake


Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 cups Digestive biscuits crushed (we used 32 Marie biscuits)
  • 8 to 10 2-inch pieces pastillas de leche plus more for decorating
  • 450 Grams cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup sugar preferably caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Egg beaten slightly
  • 1/4 store-bought dulce de leche or use homemade caramelized sweetened milk
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
  • dulce de leche for drizzling


  • Mix crushed biscuits with melted butter and press down onto the base of the pan.
  • Spread pastillas over the base and chill until ready to assemble.
  • Using a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and eggs together until smooth and creamy.
  • Remove pan from refrigerator. Pour cream cheese mixture over the top of the pastillas and swirl dulce de leche in the mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until pale golden. When you gently shake the pan, the cake should only wobble slightly
  • 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 dust with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle with dulce de leche.
  • Cut into slices to serve. This cheesecake is best eaten when it is at room temperature.
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