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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Passionfruit Tart

Passionfruit Curd

Julie Carlyle
The simplest way to make passionfruit curd.  
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Butter, Curd, Dessert, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 30 Tbs
Calories 76 kcal



  • 200 gm sugar
  • 120 gm passionfruit pulp (about 16 fresh purple passionfruit or 5 yellow)
  • 140 gm butter
  • 6 eggs


  • Place sugar in TM bowl. Mill 3 sec/Speed 9.
  • Add butter, passionfruit and eggs to the TM Bowl. Cook 5 mins/ 75°C / Speed 3.
  • Remove the lid and dry condensation. Cook 15 mins/ 80°C / Speed 3. (MC OUT) Use splatter gaurd if required.
  • Pour into 3 cleaned jars and refrigerate to store.
  • The curd will thicken further in the fridge. The recipe will keep in the fridge for at least two weeks.



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.


Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Condiment, Curd, Passionfruit, Passionfruit Curd, Thermomix, Thermomix recipe
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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

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

  1. Toni says:

    5 stars
    Wow. So very very good 😋

  2. Rachel says:

    Would it be possible to halve the recipe? Would the time need to be reduced by much? Thanks

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Rachel
      Yes, you can halve the recipe. It isn’t really necessary to reduce the cooking time as it is only cooked for a short time anyway.

  3. Mandy Barrett says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is my absolute go to! It is awesome and I can’t keep up the demand from family!! Thank you!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Omg Mandy
      That makes me so happy!!!
      Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. H says:

    Can you double the recipe?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Heidi
      It’s best to make two batches as the setting depends on the correct temps being achieved. It’s a very quick and easy recipe.
      Happy cooking

  5. NYssa says:

    5 stars
    VERy simple and very delicious

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