Passionfruit Butter

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When there is an abundance of passionfruit around, the recipe that always pops into my mind is for creamy passionfruit butter. It's so simple to prepare and is a wonderful way to enjoy the tropical fruit.

Passionfruit butter is also known as "passionfruit curd" and can be enjoyed on a piece of toast for breakfast or used as a pastry filling or to ice a cake.

It's best to use fresh passionfruit pulp however the canned variety will also work well. You can also watch a how to make passionfruit butter step by step video. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup of passionfruit pulp
  • 2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of castor (berry) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) butter
  • 4 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Special equipment: Sterilized Airtight jar for 1 cup of passionfruit butter

How to Make It

  1. Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water. Bring water to the boil over a medium heat.
  2. Turn heat down to medium-low. Add butter and sugar to ​the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to melt and combine.
  3. Mix together passionfruit pulp, lemon juice and eggs in a small mixing bowl. Add to butter/sugar mixture and stir continuously with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. This should take about 10-12 minutes over a medium-low heat.
  4. Once thickened, remove bowl from heat and allow butter to cool completely before storing in sterilized airtight jar.
  5. Refrigerate to store.