Passionfruit Curd Hearts

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The addition of passion fruit has taken the classic lemon curd to delectable new heights. The exhilarating blend of the tangy, sweet, and heavenly floral scent of passion fruit and citrus flavour has resulted in a refined and sophisticated curd that’s a perfect dessert on it's ow or as a filling for cookies and tarts.
There are two types of passion fruit, purple passion fruit and yellow passion fruit, which differ in appearance but taste the same. The pulp and the seeds are both edible.
Passion fruit has hundreds of medicinal properties that have been used throughout history. The properties and compounds in passion fruit are used to lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, control spasms and treat asthma.

CookiePassion Fruit Curd
  • 200 g Butter, at room temperature
  • 50 g Powdered sugar
  • 300 g All purpose flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 70 ml Fresh lemon juice
  • Pulp from 4 passion fruits
  • 100 g butter | © 2011 |
  1. Beat butter and icing sugar mixture until pale and creamy. Stir in flour until a soft dough forms. Wrap the dough with a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C350F. Roll out dough to 3-4mm thick. Use a 5cm heart cutter to cut out 40 shapes. Use a 3cm heart cutter to cut the centre out of half of the hearts. Place on a baking tray. Chill in freezer for 15 minutes. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Combine eggs, butter and caster sugar in a medium saucepan. Whisk in fresh lemon juice and passion fruit pulp. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Transfer the mixture to a clean bowl and place in the fridge for 1 hour to chill. Sandwich a heart base and a heart outline together with the passion fruit curd. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Gloria 24/9/11 15:20

OMG Angie !! I love passion fruit! is delicious and these herts look georgeous!! gloria

Anncoo 24/9/11 15:37

The passion fruit cookies look so pretty! I'm going to get passion fruit tomorrow to try your lovely recipe :)

Thom 24/9/11 16:00

Angie, you always come up with number one recipes and this is no exception. Your Curd Hearts could be featured in any gourmet magazine on the planet! Best to you and your family!

Foodycat 24/9/11 16:08

Stunning! These look so good!

Gina 24/9/11 16:45

I love these fruits, but barely see them here. I thought they were potatoes, my bad. lol. I love the heart cookies, you know how much I like cookies. Hope you have a great weekend.

elisabeth@foodandthrift 24/9/11 16:53

Angie-these are the most gorgeous buttery, flaky the shape of these beautiful hearts, and the amazing filling, just "melts my heart"...I hope this will be in the Top 9, on the #1 spot:DDD
Photos are divine!!!

Janine 24/9/11 17:16

I can't decide if I like the hearts better or the awesome idea to put the curd in the passionfruit halves better. Lovely pictures! :D

sangeeta 24/9/11 18:03

This is so delectable....two of my favorite flavors together!!!
Pictures look out of this world...

Susan 24/9/11 18:13

Absolutely original & beautiful! I made Passionfruit Ice Cream recently & it was amazing. They have such a unique & bright flavor.

Maris (In Good Taste) 24/9/11 18:18

These hearts are simply gorgeous!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 24/9/11 18:38

Passionfruit curd - you're brilliant, Angie! I can imagine how delicious it tasted by the way you described it! SO adorable served in the skins, too. Have a great weekend!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/9/11 19:52

Mmmhhh, irresistible! I love passionfruit, curd and shortbread cookies. Heavenly!



Kumi 24/9/11 20:48

The heart-shaped cookies look so delicate and good.. I love lemon curd (anything lemon for that matter) and love what you did with passion fruit!!

Pacheco Patty 24/9/11 20:49

Beautiful cookies!
I was just reading a blog featuring a passion fruit/lemon cheesecake that I want to try and now I'm thinking about making your passion fruit curd, it looks so good in the passion fruits. I'm feeling a passion fruit baking day coming on;-)

Lizzy 24/9/11 21:11

Truly gorgeous presentation! Love the passionfruit curd in the cookies the most...exquisite!!

Foodness Gracious 24/9/11 21:19

Hmm this looks like a winner and could be used in a vast array of diffrent recipes, never seen the yellow fruit but would love to try this.
Take care..

alison 24/9/11 22:02

so beautiful,angie!:)

Angela FRS 25/9/11 01:15

Soooooo beautiful! I can never find fresh passion fruit and I love them so much.

Belinda @zomppa 25/9/11 02:14

These are too beautiful! They are terribly...passionate!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 25/9/11 08:11

The passionfruit here is light pink. I wonder how does it differ in taste with purple ones, but I do hear that the purple ones is better.

Anonymous 25/9/11 10:32

This is such a pretty post! I've never tried passion fruit, but I've been wanting to pick one up and try something new. Nice post!

edith 25/9/11 12:31

Beautiful presentation!

muppy 25/9/11 13:11

what a grand idea, look beautiful

JasmyneTea 25/9/11 13:13

Those are incredible biscuits, and I like passionfruit as opposed to lemon, because it normally turns out sweeter. Great photos!

Michael Toa 25/9/11 14:51

With all of the health benefits, this passion fruit curd is indeed a must eat! :) Looks so gorgeous.

Rosita Vargas 25/9/11 15:39

Angie me encanta esta fruta se ve muy delicioso y tentador,abrazos grandes.

PolaM 25/9/11 15:57

That curd looks amazing! I love it!

Vicki Bensinger 25/9/11 16:20

What a lovely blog you have. Your recipe sounds wonderful and looks beautiful. I'm so glad I stopped by, I'll be sure to add myself as an email subscriber. Looking forward to more posts.

How on earth did you find this template on blogger? I need to review the blogger templates and maybe do an update.

girlichef 25/9/11 16:34

These are so delicate and beautiful. Just lovely!

Ah Tze 25/9/11 17:47

Angie you are really creative! Have not try cookie with passionfruit curd before, yours one looks beautiful!

Anonymous 25/9/11 18:49

I absolutely love the passion fruit curd Angie - such a clever idea!
Have a happy week.
:-) Mandy

Jen at The Three Little Piglets 25/9/11 21:21

What a great idea! I'm madly in love passionfruit at the moment...

once in a blue moon 25/9/11 21:42

so pretty, you are such an artist~

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 25/9/11 22:03

I rarely see passion fruit here but will keep my eyes open for it - this looks so delicious, Angie.

cookingvarieties 26/9/11 02:04

Hi angie, another fantastic idea to add passion fruit to an already fabulous and healthy recipe//thanks for sharing this culinary idea

Torviewtoronto 26/9/11 02:13

delicious looking flavour looks wonderful

Kelly 26/9/11 02:53

Angie..., artist extraordinaire. Truly beautiful.

wok with ray 26/9/11 03:13

Wow, Angie your styling and your photography is always amazing. Have a great week! :)

~ ray ~

Words Of Deliciousness 26/9/11 03:23

Your cookies are beautiful! I bet they taste as good as they look.

Sarah 26/9/11 05:44

oh my! these are awesome! And I have some passion fruit at home crying out to me...

Monet 26/9/11 05:45

My dear friend...these look too good! What a beautiful creation you have here. This curd looks almost as good as I'm sure it tastes! Thank you for tempting my taste buds and bringing a smile to my face. Blessing as your week begins!

Sharmilee! :) 26/9/11 06:57

Delicious looking and yummy clicks

Elies_Lie 26/9/11 07:47

Angie! This looks so yummy & creamy! I think this ones is goes well with that lovely heart shaped cookies too :)
Love ur photos! buzzed! ;)

lena 26/9/11 09:54

angie, i love passionfruit, sometimes i can just eat the pulp alone. I also just baked a cake last week using passionfruit, would like to try passionfruit curd too!

Priya 26/9/11 14:57

Woww curd hearts looks incredible and gorgeous..

aipi 26/9/11 15:32

Gorgeous n scrummy it looks ~ thanks for sharing!

Eva 26/9/11 16:33

The cookies are simply adorable. I love lemon curd, but have never tried passion fruit. It looks like a lovely treat.

Carolyn 26/9/11 17:21

The curd looks wonderful, and I love it in the pretty window-pane cookies!

FOODESSA 26/9/11 18:29

Although, not really a fan of passionfruit...I do appreciate how you transformed the lemon curd.
Those cookies do look splendid...what a talented baker you are Angie ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 26/9/11 18:30

Wow Angie - you never cease to amaze me! Your creativity is wonderful. Your photos make me drool time and time again! Off to eat some lunch now but wish I had those cookies!

Lora 26/9/11 20:38

This passion fruit curd is so gorgeous. The cookies are perfect. Love the photos!

tigerfish 26/9/11 21:49

A heart with passion! Sweet :)

Mary 26/9/11 22:57

These look beautiful! I've never eaten or tried cooking with passion fruit. Now I'm really wanting to try it!

Joy 27/9/11 01:25

Those look so great.

Faith 27/9/11 01:48

Passionfruit curd is a brilliant idea -- bet it's so delicious! Love your presentation too, Angie!

kitchen flavours 27/9/11 04:44

Wow! Looks so gorgeous! Lemon curd seems so ordinary compared to this! Beautiful and delicious!

RAKS KITCHEN 27/9/11 06:06

Thats a cool recipe, sounds so yumm and lovely pictures!

Shabitha Karthikeyan 27/9/11 06:28

Wow that looks so cute !! Lovely clicks !!

Cheah 27/9/11 11:07

Lovely post, Angie. As usual, can't stop admiring at your pics!

Anonymous 27/9/11 12:18

what a lovely dessert! very elegant and I am a fan of both lemon curd and passion fruit. I will bookmark this recipe!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 27/9/11 14:38

What a gorgeous curd and dessert! I would love to try that curd. It looks delicious!

Anonymous 27/9/11 15:29

You hit my tastebuds with a bang!

Von 27/9/11 15:30

I never knew that there was yellow passionfruit!! haha...I don't eat passionfruit much because I'm not too fond of it, but I love the flavour in desserts and fruits! These hearts look so pretty! And the curd sounds delicious too :)

lisa is cooking 27/9/11 16:18

The cookies are adorable with the filling! The mix of passionfruit and lemon in the curd sounds great too.

Jenn 27/9/11 16:19

Those are gorgeous cookies!! I'm not sorry to say that I would eat them all :)

Juliana 27/9/11 23:08

Angie, the cookies are so cute...I love passion fruit...too bad that I cannot find often here. The pictures are awesome as always.
Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

Joanne 28/9/11 03:00

I wish passionfruit were more available here! These look wonderful!

Anonymous 28/9/11 03:13

Angie - that looks SO amazing! I absolutely love the idea!

AK 28/9/11 08:08

absolutely divine!

My Little Space 28/9/11 15:47

Passion fruit curd sounds simply amazing. Truly making me salivate. YUmmmm..... Hope you're enjoying your day.

Sook 29/9/11 06:02

What beautiful photos! Makes me drool! :)

Taste of Beirut 1/10/11 23:17

Passion fruit is one of my favorite fruits, especially in a curd form or ice-cream; love the presentation here.

the food dude 2/10/11 16:58

This looks awesome! Great photos!

Sook 3/10/11 07:38

Oh... so beautiful! This fits right in this fall season... sounds wonderful.

Anonymous 19/7/13 05:52

Hi! Just wondering if the 100gm of butter listed goes in with the other curd ingredients?

Angie Schneider 19/7/13 06:21

@AnonymousThanks for pointing out the missing butter. I have just corrected it.


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