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Tangy Passion Fruit Custard

by Contributing Author

Passion fruit custard is a creamy, sweet and tangy Brazilian-inspired treat that’s the perfect way to end any meal.

Last week I was gifted with dozens of passion fruit from a hardy vine growing in a friend’s backyard.

I enjoyed some right away (cut in half and scoop out the pulp, juice and seeds with a spoon).

But I knew I probably wouldn’t eat that many before some went bad.

So, I baked passion fruit custard at once. This variation is a tangy alternative to my basic egg custard recipe.

My method of extracting passion fruit juice for the custard below uses fine mesh gauze.

To save your grief, extracting passion fruit juice this way is much easier than other methods.

Passion fruit custard in white ramekin

Tangy passion fruit custard

Passion fruit custard is an easy-to-make, Brazilian-inspired dish that adds a creamy, sweet, and tangy finish to any meal.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.

  2. Line a medium bowl with a fine mesh cheesecloth.

  3. Cut 12-15 passionfruit in half, scoop out the seeds and pulp, and place in the center of the cheesecloth.

  4. Gather the edges of the cheesecloth and gently squeeze the edges with the pulp and seeds so that the juices drip into the bowl.

  5. Reserve any remaining seeds/pulp in the cheesecloth for topping.

  6. Combine milk, heavy cream, eggs and sugar in a medium bowl and mix well.

  7. Gently stir in the passion fruit juice.

  8. Pour mixture evenly over four 4-ounce ramekins.

  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until light golden brown.

  10. Remove the ramekins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.

  11. Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of topping (optional) on top of each ramekin and serve immediately.

passion fruit syrup topping

  1. While the custard is baking, combine the passion fruit seeds and pulp with the sugar in a small saucepan.

  2. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil.

  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to let the sauce cool until the custard is done.

nutrition facts table

Tangy passion fruit custard

Amount Per Serving (1 Ramekin)

calorie 177
calories from fat 72

% Daily Value*

obesity 8g12%

4g saturated fat20%

1 g polyunsaturated fat

3g monounsaturated fat

cholesterol 172mg57%

sodium 79mg3%

potassium 134mgFour%

carbohydrates 19g6%

12g sugar13%

protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 242IUFive%

calcium 74mg7%

* Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Passion fruit custard topped with white ramekin and puree

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