Passionfruit Tart

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tbs icing sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter chilled cubed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80 ml cold water
  • 2 cups passionfruit curd hot
  • 2 tbs fresh passionfruit pulp

Passionfruit Curd

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 3 passionfruit pulp removed
  • 80g unsalted butter chopped

Impress your guests with a mouthwatering passionfruit tart that will leave them coming back for more. Take advantage of the chance to indulge in this delightful dessert - save the recipe to your cookbook for a perfect afternoon tea.

Passion Fruit Tart

Method for Tart:

  1. Place the flour, butter and salt in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition until the dough starts to clump and sttays together when pinched between your fingers.
  3. Tip dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and press into a ball. Wrap in the plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough to ½ cm thick.
  5. Gently fold each edge of the pastry disk into the centre (like an envelope) then place into the middle of a 22cm tart tin. Unfold pastry, ease into the sides and corners of the pan and drape excess over the edge. Run the rolling pin over the top of the tart tin so the sharp edge trims off the extra pastry.
  6. Dock base of pastry with a fork a few times, refrigerate for a further 15 minutes (to prevent pastry shrinking as it bakes), and then preheat the oven to 180C.
  7. Cut a sheet of baking paper just bigger than the tart shell, scrunch up then smooth out (to soften paper slightly) and place on top of the pastry. Fill paper with rice or pastry weights and bake for 12 minutes. Remove the paper and weights and return pastry to the oven for a further 10 minutes until golden.
  8. Fill cooled tart with the hot passionfruit curd. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to set, then drizzle with fresh passionfruit to serve.

Method for Passion Fruit Curd:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together yolks and sugar. Add lemon juice and passionfruit pulp, and stir to combine.
  2. Place pan over a medium-low heat and cook for approximately 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until thickened.
  3. Remove pan from heat, add butter and stir until melted and fully incorporated.
  4. Pour into a 250ml sterilised jar, seal and set aside to cool.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Note: this recipe first appeared in


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