The Simplest Way to Make Passionfruit Curd


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.

Passionfruit Curd Tart

Passionfruit Curd Tart

5 from 10 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
Servings: 30 Tbs
Calories: 60 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 120 gm passionfruit pulp (about 16 fresh purple passionfruit or 5 yellow)
  • 120 gm butter
  • 6 eggs
  1. Place sugar in TM bowl. Mill 3 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Add butter, passionfruit and eggs to the TM Bowl. Cook 15 mins/ 80°C / Speed 2.

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

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

Recipe Notes

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 60
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Passionfruit Butter Tarts

Passionfruit Butter Tarts

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 happily converted our family recipe for the Thermomix. This was an old “Switched on Living” recipe that is now all tattered and torn. 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.

Thermomix Passionfruit Curd

Thermomix Passionfruit Curd

This passionfruit butter recipe was an old “Switched on Living” recipe that is now all tattered and torn from overuse. When I used to make the recipe as a teenager I needed to use a double boiler system (one large saucepan full of water, with the smaller saucepan balancing on top). The small saucepan, with the curd ingredients needed to be stirred constantly as it was heated. Happily, this delicious treat is now so much simpler to make in the Thermomix.

Passionfruit curd Submissions

Passionfruit curd Submissions

As a result, I’m sharing the simplest recipe for Thermomix passionfruit Curd ever! Making the curd on the stove top was always a chore as it’s cooked over a double boiler and needs to be stirred constantly. The Thermomix makes short work of this recipe.

Passionfruit Tart

Passionfruit Tart

I know a lot of people may already have a recipe for lemon curd and passionfruit butter. I decided to share anyway because it’s just so delicious. Plus, I wanted you to have this recipe so that you could make this Passionfruit Butter Cake. It’s so delicious I know you will want to make it straight away!

Passionfruit Butter - Pin Me

Passionfruit Butter – Pin Me

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

  1. Dannii says:

    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:

    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:

    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. 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. 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:

    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:

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

  10. Jackie P says:

    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:

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

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