• 2 passion fruits (approx. 150 grams, 5.3 ounces)
  • 4 egg yolks (approx. 60 grams, 2.1 ounces)
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 60 grams (1/4 cup) butter


  • Whisk

    A good whisk is essential for mixing ingredients smoothly. Opt for a silicone-coated whisk to prevent scratching any non-stick surfaces.

  • Double Boiler or Heatproof Bowl

    Using a double boiler or a heatproof bowl over simmering water helps prevent the eggs from scrambling.

  • Heatproof Spatula

    Perfect for scraping down the sides of your bowl. Ensure it's heatproof to avoid any melting mishaps.

  • Glass Jar

    For storing the finished curd. Sterilize the jar beforehand to keep the curd fresh for longer.


Step 1

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients except for the butter in a bowl. Make sure the passion fruits are halved and the pulp is extracted.

Step 2

Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat or in a water bath, stirring constantly. A water bath will help prevent the eggs from curdling.

Step 3

Step 3: Once the mixture thickens, add the butter and stir well until it is fully melted and incorporated. The butter will give the curd a rich and smooth texture.

Step 4

Step 4: Pour the curd into a jar and place it in the fridge. Allow it to cool completely; it will firm up as it chills.

Step 5

Step 5: After cooling, the custard will become thicker. You can use the curd as a filling in cakes, cupcakes, with pancakes, cheesecakes, or simply enjoy it by the spoonful.


When it comes to enjoying this divine Passion Fruit Curd, the possibilities are endless! 🍰 Spread it over warm toast for a breakfast that feels like a tropical vacation. It's also a heavenly filling for cakes and cupcakes, adding an extra layer of flavor that will wow your guests.

Feeling adventurous? 🎨 Stir a dollop into your morning yogurt or oatmeal for a zesty kick. Kids love it when you drizzle it over pancakes or waffles; it's like sunshine on a plate! If you're into cheesecakes, a swirl of this curd on top will elevate your dessert to gourmet status. Or, let’s be honest, just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon. No judgement here! 🍯


If you're gluten-free or vegan, you don't have to miss out on this treat. 🌿 For a gluten-free version, simply ensure all your utensils and storage jars are thoroughly cleaned to avoid cross-contamination with gluten-containing products. The recipe itself is naturally gluten-free.

For a vegan twist, swap out the egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 6 tablespoons of water (to mimic the binding properties of the eggs). Replace butter with a plant-based alternative, like vegan margarine or coconut oil. 🥥 The method remains the same: Mix, heat, and whisk until thickened!


  • Why is my curd not thickening?

    You might need to cook it a bit longer while constantly whisking. Make sure the heat is evenly distributed using a double boiler.

  • Can I use another fruit besides passion fruit?

    Absolutely! This recipe works well with lemons, oranges, or even berries.

  • How can I fix a curd that has curdled?

    If you catch it early, you can save it by quickly whisking in a bit of cold butter off the heat. That should bring it back together.

  • How long can I store the curd?

    Your fresh Passion Fruit Curd can be refrigerated in a sterile jar for up to two weeks. Enjoy it while it's fresh!

  • Can I freeze the curd?

    Yes, you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Just thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before using.

  • How do I ensure a smooth texture?

    Use a fine mesh strainer to pour the curd through at the end of cooking to remove any small lumps or bits of cooked egg.

Nutrition facts

Bright passion fruit curd
Recipe Yield:1 jar (approx. 300 grams, 10.6 ounces)
Calories:Per tablespoon serving
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 120
Total Fat:6g
Saturated Fat:3.5g
Total Carbohydrate:11g
Total Sugars:10g