Microwave Passion Fruit Curd

Make delicious, creamy, and fruity Microwave Passion Fruit Curd in about 10 minutes. No need for watching the temperature on the stove, just microwave, stir, and chill.

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You read that right. You can make fruit curd in the microwave and this Microwave Passion Fruit Curd should be at the top of your list! Imagine creamy, buttery, and fruity passion fruit flavor all wrapped up in a curd you can cook in about 5 minutes in the microwave.

Keep in mind, all microwaves are different, and cook time may vary. I have a 950-watt microwave and I made my curd in 7 intervals at 45 seconds. See below for how to know when your microwaved curd is done.

And if you want to know how to make curd on the stovetop, check out my Meyer Lemon Curd Recipe.

passion fruit curd on a spoon in a jar

Ingredients Needed to Make Passion Fruit Curd

You only need a handful of ingredients to make passion fruit curd.

  • sugar
  • passion fruit puree (fresh or frozen)
  • egg yolks
  • eggs
  • butter
  • salt (if using unsalted butter)

How to Make Passion Fruit Curd in the Microwave

  1. Place the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, passion fruit puree, and salt (if using unsalted butter) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the bowl. Microwave on HIGH power for 45 seconds. Remove the bowl and whisk the mixture for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Repeat cooking the mixture for 45-second intervals, whisking in between each interval. It will take 6-7 intervals for the curd to be done. It will slowly start to thicken after each interval. The curd is done when it coats the back of a spoon. You can also check the temperature, the curd is done when it hits 175°F.
  4. Place plastic wrap directly on the top of the passion fruit curd so a film doesn’t form on top. Chill the curd in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and it will last for up to a month.

How do you know When the Microwaved Curd is Done?

There are two ways to know when the curd is finished cooking in the microwave. One is to use a thermometer and check the temperature. When it hits 175°F it’s done. You can also tell when the mixture becomes much thicker just like curd and it heavily coats the back of a metal spoon (see pics below).

WHERE CAN YOU FIND PASSION FRUIT?

Sometimes you can find fresh passion fruit in the grocery store or puree in the frozen section. I’ve had the best luck at my local Mexican Grocery Store for whole fruit, but I’ve also heard they can be found at Asian specialty grocery stores. Passion fruit pulp or puree is also easy to find online.

HOW TO MAKE PASSION FRUIT PUREE

If you are lucky enough to have fresh, ripe passion fruit you can make your own puree. Cut the fruit in half and dig out the middle with a spoon. Add the fruit to a food processor or blender and give it a quick pulse to remove more of the pulp and juice from the seeds. Strain the mixture into a bowl and you have your puree. If you purchase frozen passion fruit, once it thaws, it will be in a puree form. If there are chunks of fruit, give it a quick zip in a food processor or blender.

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Microwave Passion Fruit Curd

Make delicious, creamy, and fruity Microwave Passion Fruit Curd in about 10 minutes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 129kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup passion fruit puree
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ounces butter (1 stick)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt (if using unsalted butter)

Instructions

  • Place the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, passion fruit puree, and salt (if using unsalted butter) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the bowl. Microwave on HIGH power for 45 seconds. Remove the bowl and whisk the mixture for 15-20 seconds.
  • Repeat cooking the mixture for 45-second intervals, whisking in between each interval. It will take 6-7 intervals for the curd to be done. It will slowly start to thicken after each interval. The curd is done when it coats the back of a spoon (see photos in post). You can also check the temperature, the curd is done when it hits 175°F.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on the top of the passion fruit curd so a film doesn't form on top. Chill the curd in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and it will last for up to a month.

Notes

HOW TO MAKE PASSION FRUIT PUREE

If you are lucky enough to have fresh, ripe passion fruit you can make your own puree. Cut the fruit in half and dig out the middle with a spoon. Add the fruit to a food processor or blender and give it a quick pulse to remove more of the pulp and juice from the seeds. Strain the mixture into a bowl and you have your puree. If you purchase frozen passion fruit, once it thaws, it will be in a puree form. If there are chunks of fruit, give it a quick zip in a food processor or blender.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 13.8g | Calcium: 11mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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