Passionfruit Butter

Passion fruit

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
86 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup/125 grams butter
  • 4 extra-large eggs (lightly beaten)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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 medium heat.

  3. Turn heat down to medium-low. Add butter and sugar to ​the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to melt and combine.

  4. 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 the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. This should take about 10 to 2 minutes over medium-low heat.

  5. Once thickened, remove bowl from heat and allow butter to cool completely before storing in sterilized airtight jar.

  6. Refrigerate to store.

  7. Enjoy!