Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Surprise Passion Fruit and Lime Pudding

As regular readers of my blog know, I serve a dinner every Sunday and invite the "bachelors" to join me and Grant. Apart from roast meat, rice, roast potatoes,  Yorkshire pudding (more about these later) and three veg, I also serve dessert for afters. Over the past nine months, I've been through every single pudding I can think of and a few new ones, which I've posted on my blog. The favourite of all time favourites, is my Lemon Meringue Pie which is TDF!*

Last week I found another delicious lemon dessert recipe and tried it out on the men. The verdict: "Yummy"

But don't take my word for it, try it for yourself.

BTW Passion fruits are freely and cheaply available at our local market and my lemon tree bears all year round, so I used these in the recipe.

Surprise Passion Fruit and Lime Pudding

Surprise Passion Fruit and Lemon/Lime Pudding
Serves 6
6 Passion Fruits
225g Caster Sugar
100g butter, softened - keep a little for greasing
75g flour
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
Juice of 2 lemons
(keep zest and juice seperate)
4 eggs seperated
500ml milk
Icing sugar for dusting (I forgot!)

Heat oven to 180 ◦ C
Butter ovenproof dish and stand in roasting tin
Half passion fruits, scoop pulp into saucepan
Stir in 1tbs caster sugar and gently heat through without boiling
Press juice throug a sieve and discard the pips
Cream butter and caster sugar and lime zest.
Beat in egg yolks one at a time, alternate with a splash of milk, and flour, followed by passion fruit and lemon juice
Don't panic if the mixture curdles - it won't spoil the final product
Whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Fold into batter
Pour into the baking dish.
Pour enough water in roasting pan to reach half-way up baking dish.
Bake for 40-45 min until golden brown
Dust with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice-cream

The surprise comes when the spoon sinks into the baked pudding and reveals a layer of custard hidden under the spongy top!

Note from top * TDF = To die for!


  1. It's so great that you invite the bachelors for dinner every Sunday. I'm certain they really appreciate getting a good home cooked meal. The pudding sounds delicious. Passion fruit is one of those "exotic" items for people of our cold climate but they are readily available in the produce market.

  2. Sounds delicious, especially with the passionfruit.
    If you need more dessert ideas, let me know.

  3. Mmm. Wait for me, Jo.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Sound so yum Jo. I luv passionfruit. And am always looking for ways to use it. Had it with pork the other day at a friend and it was great. Thanks for this. Hugs


  5. Oh wow, serve me up a thick slice! Love passionfruit... my breakfast staple when they're in season, spooned onto some natural yoghurt and finished with a drizzle of honey!

  6. Yummo. Thanks for the recipe I will try it when my tree is full of lemons again.

  7. I love pudding - any flavor! One of the things I miss here is the availability of good, ready-to-eat tropical fruit. I'm sure that Grant and all the bachelors look forward to those meals every Sunday. How nice of you!

  8. It looks TDF to me! How nice of you to cook for those men. I bet they look forward to Sunday nights! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. This looks and sounds delectable. I don't think we have passion fruit available in our local grocery stores. Does it work out with just the lemons? Or is there some fruit that could be substituted for passion fruit?


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