These Durian Recipes are easy to make and delicious! From fluffy muffins to crispy rolls, we've rounded up 20 of the best recipes to stink up your kitchen!
You can use either frozen or fresh durian for these recipes. I typically go for frozen because it's easier to find.
What is Durian?
Durian, often called the "King of Fruits," is a tropical fruit known for its unique aroma and flavor. It's large and spiky and has a strong odor when ripe.
The fruit's flesh can be white, yellow, or red, but it's most commonly yellow. It's prized for its custardy texture and unique flavor, enjoyed both raw and cooked.
What does it taste like?
Durian has a very unique taste. It has notes of banana, pineapple, and mango but is most famous for its strong and pungent aroma.
It's a highly polarizing fruit. Some people love it, while others hate it.
Where to buy it?
Durian is available at most Asian supermarkets.
Frozen durian is the most common form of durian available year-round.
Fresh durian has a short season and ripens quickly, making it perishable and hard to transport. It's typically only available for a short time during summer.
These durian muffins are one of my favorite recipes with durian! In just 40 minutes, you can enjoy these mini delights that are soft, fluffy, and bursting with rich flavor.
The process is simple: blend fresh durian with a bit of sugar, combine it with milk, oil, egg, flour, and sugar, then spoon the batter into muffin pans, layering it with the luscious puree.
These mini muffins can be kept in an airtight container, chilled in the refrigerator, and remain soft the next day.
2. Durian Cake
Durian cake is not commonly found in restaurants or bakeries. It's a true luxury that can only be found in high-end places.
Luckily, we have this recipe!
This Durian Cake is soft and fluffy, with a strong durian aroma. This step-by-step guide includes numerous photographs to assist you in making the perfect cake.
This is a light and simple durian ice cream recipe. The stinky fruit is seamlessly incorporated into the ice cream base in this recipe.
It takes about 6-8 hours to make, but the result is soft, custardy, and tastes super strongly of durian!
4. Durian Mochi
This recipe combines a durian cream filling with a thin layer of homemade mochi, offering a sweet and creamy treat with a distinct flavor.
It's one of my favorite durian desserts I've ever created.
It's super simple to make and only requires 9 ingredients. It tastes just like the ones at Chinese dim sum restaurants!
This cheesecake recipe creates a delectable dessert that highlights the intense flavor of durian. It takes about 1 hour to bake and chill, resulting in a creamy and rich cheesecake with a golden-brown top.
The cheesecake has a digestive biscuit crust, which provides a nice contrast to the sweetness of the fruit.
Serve chilled for a dessert or snack to impress your friends and family!
This Durian Milkshake is creamy, refreshing, and full of that familiar fruity stench. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare but will spoil you for the rest of eternity.
Unlike typical smoothie recipes that call for condensed milk, this one opts for vanilla ice cream, resulting in a creamier texture and reducing waste, as most condensed milk recipes only use a small portion of the can.
A traditional Thai dessert recipe, perfect for durian fans! A sweet coconut-durian "broth" is poured over chewy, sticky rice.
This is such a comforting, heart-warming, and quick durian recipe. And if you already know how to make mango sticky rice, this recipe will come together in no time!
This creamy pudding recipe is a quick, easy, no-bake dessert for 'King of Fruits' enthusiasts. It offers a creamy and custardy texture that sets in about 40 minutes in the fridge.
The process involves blending durian pulp with sugar and gelatin and mixing it with milk and egg yolks.
Serve it with a garnish of extra pulp for added flavor!
Try these Durian Egg Tarts, a popular Indonesian dessert that combines custard and durian fruit. They can be made in about an hour!
The filling mixes the pulp with milk, salt, and sugar, then boiling it with custard powder. After cooling, fold in whipped cream and pipe the mixture into the tart shells.
Serve chilled for one of my favorite durian recipes!
10. Durian Mooncake
Enjoy this special snow-skin mooncake filled with durian during the Mid-Autumn Festival. If you enjoy durian, you'll love this homemade mooncake!
It takes about 45 minutes to prepare.
First, create the filling by mixing gelatin with durian pulp, shaping it into balls, and chilling. Then, make the dough by combining snow skin flour with Gao Fen, water, shortening, and icing sugar.
Wrap the filling with the dough, mold the mooncakes, and chill before serving!
Mash the creamy flesh of durian into oatmeal cookie dough and bake these deliciously exotic cookies! This recipe takes about 45 minutes to prepare and yields cookies with a soft texture.
They have a rich, sweet, and aromatic taste, similar to ripe bananas, with hints of almonds and cream cheese.
Blend durian flesh with coconut milk and combine it with oats, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Shape the dough into cookies, bake for 12-15 minutes!
Enjoy these with coconut milk or your favorite tropical smoothie.
Try these crispy durian rolls for a unique snack that takes just a few minutes to make! Wrapped in a thin rice paper and coated with breadcrumbs for a crisp texture!
You can enjoy the creamy durian filling without baking or a mixer. Just wrap the fruit in rice paper, coat it with corn flour and egg wash, then pan-fry until golden brown.
These rolls are the ultimate treat, perfect for anyone who loves this spiky fruit stank!
If you've never cooked with durian before, this is a great recipe to start. It only takes about 10 minutes to make.
Browned butter is combined with graham crackers and coconut flakes to make the pie crust.
Condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and coconut cream are combined for the durian whipped cream. This creamy layer alternates with smashed durian for a tasty, layered dessert.
Garnish with lime zest before serving!
Durian cream puffs are a wild Asian twist on a prim English dessert that is sophisticated yet funky.
It takes about 45 minutes to prepare. The creamy filling is encased in light, golden puffs, creating one of the tastiest durian dessert recipes.
Crispy and delicious, these mini durian tarts are ideal for party desserts or as a gift. One bite is more than enough to become addicted!
This recipe takes about 1 hour to prepare and 30 minutes to cook,
The crust is crispy and perfect for holding the creamy custard filling. You can use any type of durian or adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
16. Durian Crepes
A delicious quick pancake made primarily of wheat flour, egg, milk, and whipping cream! It’s one of those durian recipes that you’ll definitely want to keep handy!
A creamy and aromatic cream filling is wrapped in a delicious homemade crepe and chilled before serving.
They're delicious and much easier to make than you might think.
17. Durian Fritters
Durian Fritters are a quick and easy recipe that only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
These fritters have a delightful combination of crispiness on the outside and creaminess on the inside!
To make them, create a batter by mixing flour, salt, coconut milk, mashed durian, and sugar. Heat oil in a wok for deep frying, and use an ice cream scoop to drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil.
Simply fry until golden brown!
Try this chiffon cake with fresh durian cream, a delightful dessert that takes only 25 minutes to prepare and bake.
The cake is light and fluffy from beating egg whites with fine sugar.
The fresh cream is made by dissolving gelatin in water and combining it with durian puree and icing sugar.
This delicious crepe cake comprises thin crepe layers with durian patisserie creme in between.
Prepare crepes by combining flour, eggs, milk, and melted butter into a smooth batter. Cook until thin and crisp.
Mix durian flesh, egg yolks, sugar, and flour for the cream filling until thick. Layer crepes generously, then enjoy!
This Durian Burnt Cheesecake elevates the most straightforward and most decadent cheesecake recipe.
To make it, blend cream cheese, sugar, durian flesh, eggs, and flour, then fold in whipped cream for a creamy filling.
Bake until the cheesecake is deep brown and golden with a slightly jiggly center.
After cooling in the fridge, serve this cheesecake as a show-stopping dessert for all your family and friends.
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