I love passion-fruit. It doesn't grow around here. I usually buy the puree from the frozen section, Goya sells it. It works great. This here passion-fruit puree was painstakingly and lovingly picked by my brother and brought from TN to NY. How lucky am I?
I used half the juice when he arrived that summer and the other half I froze. I just made the curd after finding it in my freezer. Was in perfect condition saved there int he little Mason jar!
I realized I had not ever blogged about passion-fruit curd so I had to share it with you.
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup passion-fruit puree
12 tablespoons of butter, cut into 6 pats (6 ounces)
In a double boiler* combine yolks, sugar and juice. Whisk together and then switch to a wooden spoon. Keep stirring until it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until completely melted. Refrigerate. Once it is set, it is ready for slathering on toast and biscuits and whatever your little heart desires.
*If you dont have one then place a metal bowl or a glass bowl over a saucepan. You just dont want the bottom of the bowl to touch the water. So choose with that in mind.