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i love passion fruit..so far i have made passionfruit tarts and ganache. any body else share my 'passion' for passion fruit and have a favorite recipe?

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  1. Me too. Below is a link to a thread from a similar inquiry I posted a while ago.

    I also found some recipes on the website for Les Vergers Boiron (one of the brands of passionfruit puree I've bought), but I haven't tried any yet.


    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. I like to put them in ice teas, panna cotta and creme brulees.

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      1. re: theSauce

        I have a MARVELOUS British Short Crust recipe that my Mum passed down to me. I often use it with Lemon Curd. I have it listed in my Family Cookbook as "Meg's Basic Short Crust". It has only been "tweeked" a little, to stay true to Mum's Mother's recipe!

        3 cups A/P Flour
        1 Tsp. Salt
        3/4 Cup cold Butter
        1/4 Cup Shortening (the original recipe calls for Lard, And I use it occasionally)
        1/2 Cup cold water
        1 tsp. White Vinegar

        In a large bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Blend in the butter and other fat of choice until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
        In a cup, combine the water and vinegar. Sprinkle the liquid over the flour mixture. Using your fingers, work the liquid in and gather the dough into a ball. Divide the dough into two equally sized balls. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
        Roll out as needed for a 9" pie plate.
        Fill and bake as your recipe calls for, or to partially bake the crust, preheat the oven to 425 F. Line inside of pie plate with Wax or Parchment paper. (Mother always used to use butcher paper) Fill the paper with dried beans and bake for about 15 minutes

        I hope you enjoy it,as we certainly do!

      2. Here's a recipe for lilikoi (passion fruit) curd, which I saved in my search for a lilikoi pie recipe. I'm still trying to perfect a crust to duplicate the pie I ate at a place on Kauai - they're famous for it and absolutely refuse to share the recipe. I intend to make this before we go to Kauai in May, just to see how close I've gotten...it is the most delicious pie I've ever eaten.

        I N G R E D I E N T S
        1 cup sugar
        1/4 cup unsweetened lilikoi concentrate
        4 ounces butter
        6 eggs
        Juice from 1/2 a lemon

        I N S T R U C T I O N S
        Mix the sugar, butter, lemon and lilikoi and bring to a boil. Whip the yolks with a part of the hot liquid then pour yolk mixture back to liquid.

        Return to simmer, keep whipping until edges start to bubble. (Do not bring to a full boil.) Strain and chill.

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        1. re: Will Owen

          Does it use only the yolks? The recipe itself mentions whole eggs.

          Also, does the concentrate usually include seeds? I have homemade stuff, not commercial, so don't know the usual practice.

          thanks, it sounds yummy.

        2. Puree it. Then fill a tall glass with ice cubes add a couple oz. of the puree, 1.5 oz. white rum and top with seltzer or club soda. Stit, sip. Yum!

          1. I had a really great passion fruit souffle at a restaurant once. The aroma of the passion fruit in combination with the lightness of the souffle was really successful.

            1. If you have a cheesecake recipe, add about 1/3 cup fresh passionfruit puree, and the scrapings from 2 inches of vanilla bean. this gives a mysterious flavor that does not overwhelm with passionfruit, but is amazing. any time i have made this people always say it is the best cheesecake ever..

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              1. re: ciaolette

                Sounds delicious! What cheesecake recipe do you use? I tried a store bought version when I was in New Zealand and would love to make it for my NZ friend who showed us around. He gets homesick for it.

                1. re: ciaolette

                  Hi! Do you happen to have that recipe handy? My brother in law has a request for one for his 30th birthday and I have no clue where to begin! Help! Thanks so much!

                2. I had a vanilla panna cotta with a basil and passion fruit coulis once that as divine. Sorry I don't have the recipe, but it was a delic. and unusual flavour combo - it was more like a fresh, sweetened basil coulis with a dollop of fresh passion fruit mixed in and layered over the panna cotta. Yum.

                  1. when I can get a lot of it, I remove the pulp and put it into ice cube containers and freeze it. then eat it like lollies. it freezes and thaws beautifully, should you ever run into a motherlode of it.

                    1. Nigella has a recipe for passionfruit pavlova that looked delicious -- basically just a pavlova with passionfruit scooped over the top.

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                      1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                        Here in Mexico we often eat it right out of the 'shell'--mixed with a little orange juice and slurped down. Wish I had one right now...

                      2. I'm trying to find passion fruit. Does anyone know where to get it in Los Angeles. Is it possible to buy the puree somewhere? Maybe its just out of season here.

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                        1. re: gotoperson

                          You might contact Goya and ask who distributes their frozen fruit pulps there.

                          If there's a Brazilian market or international market with Brazil aisle, it comes in plastic bottles as a concentrate.

                          Depending on where you're shopping, it might help to ask for maracuya.

                            1. re: gotoperson

                              If you have room in your yard, buy a passion fruit plant. I planted two 1-gallon plants two years ago and we picked almost a hundred passion fruit this week! It freezes beautifully and sure beats the $5 each price at an upscale food store. We live in the San Diego area--seems to be perfect weather for growing!

                              1. re: amandavtwo

                                Where did you buy your Passion Fruit plant? i also live in SD and would to find one to purchase.

                                1. re: rwmooreca

                                  i'm in la and bought mine at armstrong

                            2. Combine passion fruit syrup and sweet chili sauce. se as sauce to stir fry chicken and mushrooms.

                              Serve one buckwheat soba noodles.

                              Thats one of my families favorites.

                              1. Cut fruit in half, use the pulp and seeds to make a sorbette, refill the husks, freeze, serve.

                                1. i have made a drink made of passionfruit

                                  It is made of juice of 1 passionfruit
                                  a 1/2of a tsp of sugar
                                  and 1/2 a cup of water.Enjoy

                                  1. DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECIPE FOR PASSION FRUIT TEA? I have a huge passion fruit vine in my backyard, and I have read that it can be made into a tea that people drink because of the large amount of phytochemicals (cancer-fighters) contained in passion fruit. I have heard that the tea recipe contains the entire plant (leaves, flowers and fruit), but I've been unable to find a recipe for it anywhere. Thanks for any help!

                                    1. I make syrup, then use the syrup to top cheesecake or make lilikoi lemonade. Just use any simple syrup recipe and add the juice or pulp to it. I don't really measure it, just kind of play it by ear. For the lemonade, just add the syrup to water and lemon juice, and if needed add some more sugar. If you're going to use it for topping cheesecake you want to make the thick simple syrup so it isn't runny, but for lemonade you can go with the thin or thick since you're probably going to add a bit more sugar anyway.

                                      We have a yard full of lilikoi, so we make the syrup frequently, but I'm going to make lilikoi curd next as I think it might be even better on cheesecake.

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                                      1. re: Acantha

                                        Do you strain the fruit? I like the seeds, and it's great on pavlova, but I don't know if the seeds are as good on other dishes.

                                        1. re: amandavtwo

                                          I strain out the seeds. Sometimes we push the pulp and juice through a mesh strainer directly into jars/bowls other times I put the whole works, pulp, seeds and juice directly into the food processor with a bit of water, then spin for a bit. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the seeds don't chop easily so it's easy to strain the whole shooting match after a spin. The small amount of water added doesn't seem to have any impact on the amount of passion fruit flavor.

                                        2. re: Acantha

                                          Hi there.. Do you know where I can get the lilikoi syrup recipe from? Thank you much!

                                        3. Here's a variant on simple Key Lime Pie that uses passionfruit & mango instead of the lime:


                                          1. Passionfruit green tea.

                                            Extra strongly brewed green tea, fresh passion fruit juice and pulp, simple syrup to taste, poured over lots of ice.

                                            1. When I lived in Hawaii, you would see lilikoi (passion fruit) replacing almost anything lemon or orange. I had an absolutely delectable lilikoi bar. It had a macadamia short bread crust and then lilikoi curd on top. A tropical version of the lemon bar if you will. Another interesting way was made into juice and then frozen around vanilla ice cream like an orange-creamsicle.

                                              You can mix into mustard which is tangy with a touch of sweetness. I've had it on hot-dogs to surprisingly good effects. It goes really well with creamy desserts: mousse, souffle, cheesecake, ice cream. And of course you can make a syrup and top pretty much any dessert or breakfast sweet with it: waffles, pancakes, crepes, fresh fruit - I really love it with strawberries.

                                              But I think of all the ways I have eaten lilikoi, my favorite is in a simple curd or jam. I used to buy the jam from a local farmer at the market.

                                              I think I might love lilikoi more than chocolate and am seriously considering driving from Virginia to the southern tip of Florida just to buy some fresh ones to feed my jam and jelly fix.