This exotic curd made with passion fruit is so aromatic, creamy, tangy…goes perfectly almost everywhere…cake, ice cream, yogurt, pancakes…
I have a passion fruit vine for two years…last year it I harvested around 20 fruits, but this year, the vine was loaded with flowers…I already harvest so many fruits, close to 90-100 and I still have a lot of fruits.
Back in Brazil, passion fruit was available year around…and we always had fresh passion fruit juice. I learned about the purple passion fruit here in US as in Brazil we were used to see only the yellow ones, nevertheless they taste and smell very similar.
Since it takes almost 3 months until the fruits are ripe, I just got to enjoy them recently. I had to freeze (juice/pulp) for later enjoyment. I wait until the fruit falls from the vine and let it sit on the counter until slightly wrinkled before using it.
– Why passion fruit curd is so good?
If you care for lemon curd, you will love passion fruit curd. The passion curd like the lemon is super rich and creamy. The aroma is so enticing…and so pretty with the seeds in it.
– How do I serve the passion fruit curd?
The same way you serve lemon curd, over ice cream, yogurt, cake, pancakes and so on.
– Is it easy to make passion fruit curd?
Yes, you just substitute the passion fruit juice/pulp for lemon juice as to making lemon curd.
– Are you ready to try this exotic curd?
- 100 g sugar
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 whole egg
- 200 ml of passion fruit juice/pulp
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
- 1 pinch salt
- 50 g butter
Mix the egg yolks with the egg and pass it through a fine sieve directly to a small pot or alternatively place it directly to the pot (I did it both way, and did not find any difference…just more things to wash).
Add the lemon juice and the sugar, combine well.
Cook over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until the passion fruit mixture thicken, add the butter and mix until the butter melts. The passion fruit curd will be a bit thinner/liquid, but it will thicken as it cools.
Remove the passion fruit curd from the pan and pour into a glass jar. Place a plastic wrap directly to the passion fruit curd to avoid a film to form. Once it cools completely, place the jar in the refrigerator.
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Did you know that passion fruit is a fruit native to Brazil? It is called maracuja…
Passion fruit is super fragrant, the fruit contain a lot of fibers, minerals and beta carotene. Moreover, it is very rich in vitamin C, therefore a healthy fruit.
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Yummm, I love passionfruit and any dessert with passionfruit. you are so lucky to have a vine growing in your garden.
Love that sweet and sour addictive flavor. Can’t wait to try this on your delicious cake.
This looks fabulous, Juliana! I rarely buy passion fruit its so expensive here but would love to grow a vine in my home and try this curd recipe. Sound so delicious!
Thanks Balvinder…you will love passion fruit curd…and yes, try to grow it at home, they grow pretty easy if the weather is right.
One of my favourite flavours, in cheesecakes, in muffins, in ice cream, etc. Such a useful ingredient you have there
I am with you Raymund…
I’ve love to have a passion fruit vine! Can’t do it here, alas — wrong climate. Anyway, passion fruit crud is something I haven’t had. Sounds terrific! Neat recipe — thanks.
Oh John, try it if you have a chance…so much more fragrant than lemon curd…
We grew to love passionfruit on our Florida vacation last winter–alas won’t be doing that this year. How lucky you are to grow it yourself!
Isn’t fun to grow passion fruit?
Ohh, I’d love to grow some passionfruit but think I live in a too cold region. I love the idea of making this passionfruit curd though, it sounds absolutely delicious! What a fabulous idea, Juliana, thank you for sharing!
Thanks Katerina, and yes, you will need a warm weather to grow passion fruit…
Wonderful dear !! I love passion fruit is delicious and beautiful, is a nice recipe Juliana !!!!
Thanks Gloria…I too love passion fruits.
That is so fabulous that you are getting such a bountiful harvest of passion fruit in your own yard. And you really have created such an exotic curd. It looks absolutely heavenly!
Thanks Heidi…I love having fresh passion fruit.
My gosh, you do have a green thumb, Juliana! The curd looks really delicious! Plus it sounds easy to make. I didn’t realize there is a difference in them. Thanks for sharing, it’s on my list of must tries! Take care
Yes, the curd is like the lemon one…super easy and so tasty…thanks Pam!
wow homegrown passionfruit!! The curd must have tasted fabulous, Julianna.
Yes, the curd tastes so good…super refreshing too!