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Easy Passion Fruit Bars

An easy recipe for Passion Fruit Bars that taste like a vacation! This sweet and tart bar is so easy to make, and with only a few ingredients, anyone can whip these up for family and friends.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 18 bars
Calories: 250kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • baking pan 9x13 (or similar size)
  • 2 large mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • pastry cutter
  • food processor or blender (if you are making your own puree)
  • strainer (if you are removing seed or extra pulp)

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup powdered confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspooon salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Passion Fruit Filling

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • cup passion fruit puree (see notes)
  • powdered confectioners sugar for dusting

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Place the flour, salt, and powdered sugar for the crust into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands. 
  • Put the crust mixture into the baking pan. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan and up the sides as much as you can.
  • Bake the crust in the oven for 15 minutes, until the edges are just starting to brown. Remove from the oven when done.

Passion Fruit Filling

  • While the crust is baking, whisk the eggs together in another mixing bowl. Add the sugar, one cup at a time, and fully combine. Add the flour and baking powder and continue to whisk. Finally, add the passion fruit puree and ensure everything is well combined.
  • By now the crust should be done and out of the oven. Once the crust is ready, carefully pour the passion fruit mixture onto the hot crust and place the pan back into the oven for another 30-35 minutes. The bars are done when the center is firm.
  • Remove the bars from the oven and allow the pan to cool on a wire rack until it can be placed in the fridge to cool and set. Allow the bars to chill for a minimum of 1 hour. Dust with powdered sugar right before serving and enjoy!

Notes

  • 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 a puree. If there are chunks of fruit, give it a quick zip in a food processor or blender. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 8.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 27.7g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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