Easy Passionfruit Tart

19 Dec

I went to a tropical themed birthday party on the weekend. It was 30 degrees and super humid – definitely wasn’t hard to get in the mood for cocktails, pineapple and lei wearing antics

The birthday girl and I were both on the same holiday to Fiji earlier this year. As a souvenir I bought  ‘Unforgettable : a coconut cookbook’. It really came in handy for the event.

I cooked the Easy Passionfruit Tart and true to its name it was very simple.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees

*** I’ll take this opportunity to give a big shout to my dad who decided to clean my oven last week – thanks Dad! Who knew oven trays could be so silver and shiny!! ***

  • Measure out the ingredients – careful of that coconut.. it goes everywhere
  • Add all ingredients together in a bowl and you guessed it – mix well
  • What you’ll then have is a heavenly smelling mixture that to be honest…. looks pretty average. Don’t worry though, it tastes much better than it looks.
  • Grease a 24cm pie dish and pour in the mixture
  • Pop the dish in the oven and get started on that sink of dishes you’d much rather put off till later.
  • After 45 mins or there abouts remove the pie from the oven to cool. It should be that nice golden brown colour around the edges.

In the meantime I also made a passionfruit syrup in an equally easy fashion

  • Put water and white sugar into a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes
  • Add passionfruit pulp, lemon juice and tartaric acid and boil for another 3 minutes (it can and probably will boil over at this point – so don’t turn your back for too long!)
  • Set the mixture aside to cool

You can serve this dish hot or cold.

To make it a bit spesh bought some full-strength vanilla ice-cream to serve with it –  Afterall, life is too short to always go low-fat.

I then sprinkled the tart with icing sugar to make it look pretty and wrapped the birthday gift and jar of syrup in matching  paper – Happy Birthday to my lovely friend Linda!

Note: My brand new nephew Hayden had absolutely nothing to do with the making or eating of this dish – but I’ll take any opportunity to show him off!


Easy Passionfruit Tart

1 cup desiccated coconut

3/4 cup castor sugar

1/2 cup plain flour

4 eggs

1 1/3 cups milk

125g butter

1/2 cup fresh passionfruit (about 5 whole passionfruit are required for this – I got away with 4 but only just)

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Icing Sugar for dusting

Easy Passionfruit Syrup

1 cup water

2 cups white sugar

1 tin (340g) passionfruit pulp

Juice from two lemons

1 teaspoon tartaric acid


4 Responses to “Easy Passionfruit Tart”

  1. ediblesubstance December 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Oh lovely!

  2. lucky Guinea Pig 1 December 21, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Hay! I did not get to sample any of this.

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