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The Simplest Way to Make Passionfruit Curd

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Passionfruit Curd, otherwise known as Passionfruit Butter is a retro condiment that is amazing served on scones or over Pavlova.

Passionfruit Curd Tart

Passionfruit Curd Tart

When we were kids we had a passionfruit vine, which I loved.  We would get fresh passionfruit on our fruit salad and pavlovas but there was another fabulous reason to love passionfruit. Mum would make passionfruit curd, or passionfruit butter, as it was known in those days, with the surplus passionfruits.

As kids, we used to pick the passionfruit, then hold off eating them in the hope of getting passionfruit butter. Happily, we now have neighbours with a passionfruit vine. Recently the vine has been producing an abundance of passionfruits so I converted our family recipe for the Thermomix. This was an old “Switched on Living” recipe that is now all tattered and torn. 

Passionfruit Curd Conventional Method

Making curd using the conventional method is very labour intensive. When I used to make the recipe as a teenager I used a double boiler system (one large saucepan full of water with the smaller saucepan balancing on top with the curd ingredients). This was to ensure a smooth custard was achieved without overcooking the eggs.  It’s important that the temperature is maintained no higher than 80 degrees Celcius.

As a result, making the curd on a stovetop was always a chore! Especially having to stir it constantly.

Thankfully making curd in the Thermomix is EASY!

The Thermomix makes short work of this recipe, so I’m sharing the simplest recipe for Thermomix passionfruit Curd ever! (Hence the title)

Passionfruit curd being spooned out of a jar into tartlets

Passionfruit Butter Tarts

Storing The Curd

The passionfruit butter can be stored in the fridge for up to a month in a sealed container. Once the container has been open its best to consume within a week or two.

The hot curd can be transferred into sterilised empty jam jars or the cute little yoghurt pots which are available from the mixit shop. These are the pot I used when I filmed the video. 

 

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5 from 14 votes
Passionfruit Tart
Passionfruit Curd
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

The simplest way to make passionfruit curd.  

Course: Butter, Curd, Dessert, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Condiment, Curd, Passionfruit, Passionfruit Curd, Thermomix, Thermomix recipe
Servings: 30 Tbs
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 120 gm passionfruit pulp (about 16 fresh purple passionfruit or 5 yellow)
  • 140 gm butter
  • 6 eggs
Instructions
  1. Place sugar in TM bowl. Mill 3 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Add butter, passionfruit and eggs to the TM Bowl. Cook 5 mins/ 75°C / Speed 3.

  3. Remove the lid and dry condensation. Cook 15 mins/ 80°C / Speed 3. (MC OUT) Use splatter gaurd if required.

  4. Pour into 3 cleaned jars and refrigerate to store.

  5. The curd will thicken further in the fridge. The recipe will keep in the fridge for at least two weeks.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Passionfruit Curd makes a great Christmas hamper idea.

Store the curd in recycled jam jars or yoghurt pots.

Use the passionfruit curd in pre-purchased tartlet shells with chantilly cream, on scones, or as a topping for pavlova.

Nutrition Facts
Passionfruit Curd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Thermomix Passionfruit Curd

Thermomix Passionfruit Curd

I hope this becomes your new favourite way to make the curd.

If you’re looking for a recipe to add the curd to why not try my  Passionfruit Butter Cake. It’s so delicious I know you will want to make it straight away!

If you enjoy my passionfruit curd recipe please come back and leave me a comment. I love hearing from everyone 🙂

Happy Cooking

Originally posted March 10, 2017, updated and republished July 15, 2020

22 thoughts on “The Simplest Way to Make Passionfruit Curd”

  1. Dannii says:

    5 stars
    I have only ever had lemon curd before, but passionfruit is my favourite fruit so I have to try this. It looks amazing.

  2. Pretty says:

    5 stars
    I wish I had a passion fruit tree in my garden, I love them. This curd looks really good and super easy to make. Thanks!

  3. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    I’m always looking at curd recipes but they’re usually just for lemon or lime. The idea of passion fruit sounds absolutely amazing!!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve discovered passionfruit last summer. And I love it. But never quite know what to do with it… this curd sounds delicious, and easy to make. Perfect for filling pancakes or as spread for crapes. Glad you shared this recipe 😉 Saving to try!

  5. 5 stars
    What??? A neighbour with a passionfruit vine!!! OMG, how lucky you are in AU. Here in Canada, we can only dream… But still, I will enjoy reading about that cake when it’s ready 😉

  6. Mel says:

    5 stars
    This was so easy to make and absolutely perfect!! So yummy. We recently had a few dozen passionfruit fall off the vine this week (never before, most we’ve had was 5 total over the previous year) so no idea what to do with them. Now I know! Thank you for your awesome recipe.

  7. Giane says:

    5 stars
    Delicious. My neighbour gave me a heap of passionfruit and I didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Giane, I’m so pleased you liked the recipe. I find making Passionfruit curd so easy in the Thermomix ? love it!

  8. Clover says:

    Loved the simplicity of the recipe, but this tasted a bit “eggy” to me. Maybe I should’ve cooked it longer/hotter since I’m using a Bellini and not the real deal? Or should I try it again with less eggs?

    1. I’ve never had the “eggy” taste from this recipe. The recipe has a lot less egg than most as I don’t like that taste. The only thing I can think of is that the passionfruit may have been mildly flavoured?? Perhaps try the recipe with a little more passionfruit (one extra). Let me know how you go. As for the temperature query, you really can’t cook the mixture at a higher temp or you will end up with passionfruit flavoured scrambled eggs… hehehe 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe need to try one seem delicious am sure my Son will love it

  10. Jackie P says:

    5 stars
    What an amazingly easy and yummy recipe! I doubles it and just added 5 min cooking time and it was perfect!

    1. Thanks so much Jackie 🙂

  11. Alexandra says:

    5 stars
    Wow! Delicious! I love passionfruit, but have never made it in a curd before. Sounds so good! 🙂

  12. Alan Long says:

    Do you use the butterfly to mix the passion fruit curd not mentioned in cooking stage

    1. Hi Alan
      Thank you for your message.
      The butterfly isn’t used for this recipe.
      j

  13. Sheela Kulasingam says:

    5 stars
    Simply delicious and the easiest thing ever…literally makes itself in the thermy! THANK you!!!

  14. Tino says:

    5 stars
    Thank-you so much for the recipe, it works really well.

    I’ve also adapted the recipe by using passionfruit pulp in syrup and reducing the sugar to 150g, I could have reduced the sugar even more but didnt mind it.

    1. Hi Tino
      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it 🌸 and that the Passionfruit pulp in syrup worked for you. Thank you for sharing
      🙂
      J

  15. Gail Sellers says:

    5 stars
    This is just The Best! Delicious 😋
    One could, is one was so inclined, eat it by the spoonful direct from the jar. So good and so easy. Congratulations!

  16. NYssa says:

    5 stars
    VERy simple and very delicious

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