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Passionfruit Curd

Passionfruit Curd

Preserves | 10th May 2012 | By

Passionfruit curd is something that has been niggling away at the back of my mind since I saw the post about it on Chocolate Teapot nearly three years ago. This reminded me of the recipe in Nigella’s How to be a Domestic Goddess, which I’d been meaning to make since I bought the book over a decade ago ago. You can perhaps see a pattern emerging here – fast is not my middle name! Although both of these recipes sounded good, I preferred a version without seeds as I wanted to use the curd in a cake. So, back in March, I finally got around to making what promised to be the best fruit curd ever. I based my version on a recipe I saw over at thepassionatecook.

This is how I did it:

  • Cut 3 passionfruit in half and scooped out the flesh.
  • Rubbed through a sieve to remove seeds trying to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Placed juice in a bowl with 40g cardamom (caster) sugar and 1 duck egg.
  • Whisked thoroughly.
  • Placed bowl over a pan of simmering water and carried on whisking,
  • Added 25g unsalted butter & continued to whisk for about twenty minutes until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Poured into a jar.

This was indeed the best fruit curd ever, I loved the colour and I loved the taste. It was so delicious and there was so little of it, I thought it would be rather a waste to use it in a cake, so instead we had it on scones one day and on toast the next. However, when I found out that my first Clandestine Cake Club meeting had a fruit theme, my idea for a passionfruit curd cake began to re-form. So, it wasn’t long after making my first batch of passionfruit curd, that I then made my second.

I am submitting this to Jac’s Bookmarked Recipes over at Tinned Tomatoes which was founded by Ruth of Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments.

39 Comments

  1. Kavey

    10th May 2012 at 1:28 pm

    At last, someone who gets round to things on MY kind of timeframe!

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 3:46 pm

      I’m chuckling now. Thanks Kavey, glad to hear it’s not just me.

      Reply
  2. manu

    10th May 2012 at 1:49 pm

    This curd sounds delicious!

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Manu, if you like passionfruit, it’s a must make 🙂

      Reply
  3. tandcake

    10th May 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Yum! I think you made the right decision to remove the seeds, I left them in when I made some last year and they spoiled the texture. Serves me right for being lazy!

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Yes, there’s something about curd that cries out for it to be smooth. But what did you think of the flavour?

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    • tandcake

      11th May 2012 at 8:32 am

      You’re right. Flavour-wise it was wonderful, to the point that I ate most of it straight from the jar with a spoon. Just seen your recipe for apricot curd – I have some apricot puree in the freezer so I might give that a go this weekend.

      Reply
  4. Katie

    10th May 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Wow looks fabulous and I love the colour. I’d had passionfruit curd before, but always bought. I bet its fabulous homemade – added to my recipe pile 🙂

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Katie, I didn’t know you could buy it, so that’s really interesting. I suspect homemade is nicer though.

      Reply
  5. Hannah

    10th May 2012 at 4:18 pm

    That truly looks like a jar of sunshine – so bright and fresh! If you could wave this at the sky, maybe it’ll coax the sun out for a bit…

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 8:14 pm

      If only I still had it, I’d be waving it at the sky till my arm fell off 😉

      Reply
  6. laura@howtocookgoodfood

    10th May 2012 at 4:20 pm

    That curd is the most beautiful colour, like sunshine. Tastes superb I bet. It finally got made and I bet you will be making tons more by the sounds of it! xx

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Laura. Sunshine is becoming a bit of a theme – you never know, we might just get to see it some time this month! If only passionfruit were plentiful, I would be making tons of it.

      Reply
  7. Cupcake Crazy Gem

    10th May 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wow I am loving the sound of the passionfruit curd cake, can’t wait to see how that turns out! Passion fruit is one of my all time fave fruits, I can just imagine how delicious this must be!

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you. I was quite excited by it, I must say and it was nearly as good as I was hoping. Should be posting about it soon.

      Reply
  8. celia

    10th May 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Oooh, this looks delicious! We make ours the lazy way in the microwave, and I usually don’t bother to sieve out the seeds, but I might next time! I love the hint of cardamom!

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    • Choclette

      10th May 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Oh Celia, I do so envy you passionfruit – that with avocados and lemons. I’ve made cakes with passionfruit before and left the seeds in, but I think I prefer it without.

      Reply
  9. freerangegirl

    10th May 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Ooh I love the colour! It looks delicious x

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you. Much needed sunshine to cheer us all up 😉

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  10. Janice

    10th May 2012 at 9:08 pm

    looks great.

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  11. tea with hazel

    10th May 2012 at 9:50 pm

    your passionfruit curd sounds heavenly..yum..

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks Hazel – rather wishing I had a few more jars!

      Reply
  12. Baking Addict

    10th May 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Yum! definitely worth the wait 🙂 I love the bright yellow colour!

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks Ros, rather wish I’d got on to this a lot sooner – colour and taste are so good.

      Reply
  13. Alida

    10th May 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I have never seen this before. A very interesting curd. Makes a change to the lemon one X

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Alida, it’s really delicious and has quite a different flavour to lemon curd – although that’s also delicious if home made.

      Reply
  14. countrywoodsmoke

    11th May 2012 at 4:01 am

    That looks simply stunning. I love passionfruit so will have to give this a go.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Marcus, if you are a passionfruit fan, this is a must.

      Reply
  15. thelittleloaf

    11th May 2012 at 8:28 am

    I have to try this! I’ve fallen in love with lemon curd recently, but can imagine passion fruit flavour is even more enticing. And delicious with dark chocolate too 🙂

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Yes, given a choice I’d go for passionfruit, but lemon curd is delicious too. I’ve only tried it with white chocolate so far, but I’m sure it will be delicious with dark too.

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  16. Green Dragonette

    11th May 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Oh wow-this sounds absolutely wonderful!! Must, must make this…could you double the recipe successfully and make in one go? Just asking as I expect I am going to be rather greedy…

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    • Choclette

      11th May 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Doubling or even tripling this should be no problem at all – I made quite a small quantity and it does disappear very fast 😉

      Reply
  17. chilliandchai

    11th May 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Oh dear! I am not to be trusted around lemon curd as it is, this looks even better!

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    • Choclette

      12th May 2012 at 1:53 pm

      It is very moreish indeed 😉

      Reply
  18. MissCakeBaker

    12th May 2012 at 3:27 pm

    It looks fantastic – what an amazing colour!

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    • Choclette

      12th May 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you MCB, just wish I could get hold of passionfruit more easily and then I’d be making loads.

      Reply
  19. Caroline

    12th May 2012 at 7:12 pm

    That looks utterly amazing. What a beautiful colour. I’d be with you on leaving the seeds out – I know they look quite pretty but I hate crunching down on them. I must get round to making this really soon!

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    • Choclette

      12th May 2012 at 7:17 pm

      It’s really not much of a faff to take the seeds out – well worth it I reckon! Do hope you manage to make it AND enjoy it C.

      Reply

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