Passionfruit Butter (Curd)
Passionfruit butter or curd is a great way to preserve the tropical fruit. It's simple to prepare and delicious on toast or as a pastry filling.
- Serves: 16 persons
- ½cup (1 stick) butter
- ¼cup castor sugar
- ½cup passionfruit pulp
- 2tablespoon lemon juice
- 4extra-large eggs (lightly beaten)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Use a double boiler or place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat.
Step 3Turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the butter and sugar to the bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to melt and combine.
Step 4Mix together the passionfruit pulp, lemon juice, and eggs in a small mixing bowl. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and stir continuously with a wooden spoon, over medium-low heat, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. This should take 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the pan and the heat.
Step 5Once thickened, remove the bowl from the heat and allow the passionfruit butter to cool completely.
Step 6Spoon the butter into a sterilized airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator.