Passion Fruit Curd
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.
– Looking for more easy recipes using fresh fruits? Check these out…
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.