Passion Fruit Curd
Servings Prep Time
1Big jar or one and a half small ones 20Minutes
Cook Time
10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1Big jar or one and a half small ones 20Minutes
Cook Time
10Minutes
Ingredients
  • 10 Passion FruitI used more like 15 because they were unripe and less juicy
  • 2 EggsI used jumbo because its what I have, the original recipe used large
  • 2 Egg yolksI used jumbo because its what I have, the original recipe used large
  • 150g SugarYou can use normal granulated or castor sugar – both work. The granulated sugar may take a moment or more to dissolve.
  • 100g ButterI used salted because it’s what I have in the fridge but the original recipe called for unsalted.
Instructions
  1. Scoop out the flesh of the passion fruit straight into the bowl of the food processor (I find those little serrated grapefruit spoons excellent for this). Whizz up (that’s a technical term) the seeds for about 30 seconds. This helps separate the seeds from the juice.
  2. Use a sieve and the back of a spoon to strain out the little black pips into a bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, eggs yolks and sugar to the passion fruit pulp. You don’t need to be too precious – just enough to break up the eggs and incorporate the sugar.
  4. Melt the butter over a low heat and, once melted add in the other ingredients (the low heat is important, if you go to fast you will get passion fruit flavoured scrambled eggs).
  5. Keep stirring over the low heat until the curd begins to thicken. IN my experience nothing happens for quite a while but it will thicken up quite quickly once it get going. You are looking for it to be able to coat the back of your spoon.
  6. Take it off the heat and into jars as soon as its cool enough to manage. (Other recipes call for the addition of the pulp and pips of an additional passion fruit but my kids say the pips look like flies so I leave them out.)
Recipe Notes

This makes a little less than two jars – one for keeping and one for giving away. Keep it in the fridge. I have not idea of shelf life – it’s always eaten too quickly.