There’s nothing like the tropical taste of passionfruit in summer. No matter whether it’s in a cocktail, ice cream or even in a biscuit treat, passion fruit adds a deliciously tangy flavour to any recipe.
But did you know Australia has a huge variety of passionfruit available, each with its own distinct taste?
The most popular passion fruits you’ll find at the markets are:
More tropical than both Sweetheart’s and Misty Gems, this fruit is great for cocktails. It’s large and sweet with a superb flavour and is available from Autumn right through summer until the end of April.
A very sweet fruit with a high pulp content, making it perfect for fruity cake icings and fruit flans or creme caramels.
and Misty Gems
The tastiest of all the Passionfruit varieties, with a refreshing, guava-like and tangy flavour  Misty gems are most commonly used for pavlovas and cheese cakes.
What to do once you’ve picked the perfect passionfruit…
Once you know which variety you prefer based on your own taste, you can make a whole host of stunning passionfruit recipes. The pulp is spooned directly from the shell and its sweet, sticky nature is what makes it so great to use in dessert dishes.
Try your hand at some of these irresistible passionfruit desserts and snacks:
The best way to beat the heat, this stunning lime, mango and passionfruit ice cream terrine is as tropical as it gets without flying to the Carribean.
A stunning dinner party dessert, these meringue nests with lime curd and passionfruit will bring gasps of delight from your guests with their tangy flavour.
Easy and absolutely scrumptious, these passionfruit yo yos are a gorgeous biscuit treat, perfect for weekend parties or afternoon tea.
An Aussie favourite, nothing beats the sweet and creamy taste of this beautiful white chocolate passionfruit cheesecake slice.
For delightful little bites of indulgence, try this passionfruit slice. So simple to make with melt in your mouth flavour, these slices are a sure fire favourite.
And finally a cool, refreshing beverage to quench your thirst after making all these brilliant desserts.
Download the Celebrate Christmas Cookbook for the recipe for a deliciously indulgent Passionfruit Ripple Cheesecake!
So go ahead and tantalise your palate with these divine passionfruit recipes.