Thick, luscious, and packed with tangy passion fruit flavour, this vegan passion fruit curd is simply delicious. It’s the perfect ingredient for vegan bakes, cakes and desserts, swirled into yoghurt, or just straight from the spoon!
I cannot explain how precious this vegan passion fruit curd feels. When I made it, I was literally scraping every last drop from the saucepan into my jar because I wanted to preserve every single bit of this liquid gold creation!
It’s so easy to make (literally five minutes of cooking time) and feels like the most indulgent, tasty treat. If you like passion fruit, you’re going to go nuts for this recipe.
I most recently used this recipe for this amazing vegan passion fruit cheesecake, but it’s also amazing on top of yoghurt and granola bowls, and for other bakes (such as a passion fruit and mango cake!).
Passion fruit is one of my all-time favourite fruits, but here in the UK, they can be very expensive! This recipe requires about 4 fresh passion fruits, but you might be able to find a readymade passion fruit coulis from the supermarket for a more cost-effective alternative.
Should you remove the seeds for this vegan passion fruit curd?
I’ve made this vegan passion fruit curd both with the seeds still in it, and without. I think the seeds add a really lovely aesthetic for using this curd on the top of cheesecakes and in desserts, but they’re definitely not necessary.
Some people may prefer to remove the seeds entirely and just retain the passion fruit flavour. I’ve included options for both in the recipe card.
Ingredients you’ll need
This passion fruit curd is insanely simple to make. All you’ll need is:
- Plant-based milk: I use oat milk, but soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk would also work.
- Caster sugar
- Corn flour: This is a must in order to help to curd thicken.
- Passion fruit: Either using the juice and pulp from fresh passion fruits or using a store-bought coulis.
- Lime juice: This is optional, but lime juice is great for softening that slightly sharp, acidic edge passion fruit can have, and pairs great with the fruit.
More recipes to try:
- Easy Vegan Lemon Curd
- Vegan Strawberry Cake
- Vegan Lemon, Blueberry & Poppy Seed Loaf Cake
- Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake
- 0.5 cup of plant-based milk
- 0.5 cup of caster sugar
- 2 tbsp corn flour
- Pulp of 4 passion fruits (seeds or no seeds)
- Juice of 1 lime
- (Optional) If you want a seedless passion fruit curd, cut your passion fruits in half and empty the insides into a sieve placed over a large bowl. Use a spoon to separate the seeds from the juice and pulp, and discard the seeds.
- Add all your ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan and place on low heat.
- Continuously whisk the curd as it heats to ensure a smooth texture, cooking the mixture for around 5 minutes - you should notice it begins to thicken very quickly after heating.
- Allow the curd to cool in the saucepan for ~10 minutes before transferring it to a jar and continuing to cool.
- Once the curd has cooled fully, it should have thickened even more. You can now refrigerate it until you need it.
This vegan passion fruit curd can be used immediately, but since it thickens up a lot after cooling and being chilled, I would recommend making it ahead of time if you're planning on using it in a recipe.