Passion fruit is a round or oval fruit, typically dark purple or red in colour. The interior of a passion fruit contains soft, juicy pulp and numerous seeds. Passion fruit has a distinct tangy taste, reminiscent of guava, with an aromatic flavour that will linger in your mouth for a few seconds. Passion fruit purée can be served as a drink or be added to other foods, such as ice cream or yoghurt. To purée passion fruit, you will need less than five minutes.
Wash the passion fruit in cool water and pat dry with a paper towel. Slice the passion fruit in half with a sharp knife.
Scoop the passion fruit's seeds and pulp out with a spoon. Slide the spoon down the inside of the peel to get under the fruit's seeds. Lift straight up to remove the majority of the seeds. Discard the empty passion fruit peel.
Repeat with any remaining passion fruit you would like to purée.
Pour the pulp and seeds from the small bowl into a blender. Place the lid on the blender and set to purée. Pulse in 10-second increments until the blender's contents are a smooth consistency.
Use the purée immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container.
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- The passion fruit purée will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.
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