Just make something...

Passion Fruit Pot de Creme w/ Dragon Fruit & Passion Fruit Seeds [03.28.2011]

 My Aunt showed up with a Dragon Fruit one day, handed it to me and told me to "make something."  Way to inspire me...  I never really liked Dragon Fruit -  I find it kind of flavorless,  but perhaps I never had a good one.  However, I LOVE the way they look - it's vibrant and contrasting colors. 

For those of you who have never had Dragon Fruit, it's flesh is similar to a kiwi, a firm kiwi speckled with seeds.  Supposedly it is ripe when the skin appears more red than the vibrant pink I have pictured and the seeds are black, not brown.

I ended up making a Passion Fruit Pot de Creme with some leftover Passion Fruit Curd and used the Dragon Fruit and fresh Passion Fruit Seeds as garnish.  Again, I love how the colors pop!

Passion Fruit Curd
5           Eggs
1 1/2 c  Sugar
3/4 c     Passion Fruit Concentrate
1/3 c     Cream
pinch     Salt

Whisk together all ingredients in a pot
Cook on a medium low heat continuously whisking and scraping the bottom of the pot
The curd is ready when mixture has reached a nape

Passion Fruit Pot de Creme
2 c     Cream
1        Egg
2        Egg Yolks
4 oz   Sugar
1/2 c Passion Fruit Curd

Scald cream
Whisk together all other ingredients
Temper mixture with heated cream
Pour base into ramekins
Bake in a water bath at 350° for 30-40, until custard has set


  1. Is the passion fruit concentrate a juice concentrate or something different?

  2. I use the passion fruit concentrate from Boiron. I believe it is a juice concentrate with no sugar added.