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Tropical “Mess”

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At Christmastime in Australia we are blessed with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, summer berries and stone fruits so to me it seems counter intuitive to serve a traditional English style hot steamed pudding crammed with dried fruits for the sake of tradition.

This year I decided to serve a riff inspired by Eton Mess, a kind of parfait, a sort of trifle, a delicious creamy tropical fruity mess in a glass.

My forward planning and preparation meant my enthusiastic kitchen helpers aged 8yrs and 10yrs were able to layer the crushed macadamia meringue, dairy free passionfruit curd, fresh juicy mango, whole blueberry jelly, coconut yoghurt and toasted coconut into the dessert glasses to serve. They were proud to have made a contribution to our family feast.

Our dessert was fresh and light, dairy free and gluten free. Everyone was happy.

The macadamia meringue recipe pops up at Please Pass the Recipe in many guises, as does the berry jelly. I’ve posted recipes for both Meyer lemon and dairy free lime curd previously but my passionfruit curd recipe is making it’s debut.

Passionfruit Curd

1/2 cup castor sugar

3 egg yolks

1 whole eggs

200mls strained passionfruit juice (about 10 large passionfruit)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

90g butter or dairy free spread suitable for cooking, melted (I used Nuttelex)

Make a double boiler from a saucepan and a heatproof bowl that will sit in the rim of the pot without touching the water.

While the water is heating whisk together the egg yolks, whole eggs and sugar. Whisk in the strained passionfruit juice, lemon juice and melted margarine.

Place the bowl over the pan of simmering water.

Stir the mixture continuously with a wooden spoon until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon.

The curd will thicken as it cools.

Store in the refrigerator.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

28 comments on “Tropical “Mess”

  1. thehungrymum
    January 21, 2015

    Making my own curd has long been on my to do list – will keep an eye out for cheap passionfruit. Hope your Chrissy was lovely.

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    • ladyredspecs
      January 22, 2015

      I love fruit curds tried quince last winter, about to have a shot at peach

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  2. dunelight
    January 21, 2015

    This looks great.

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  3. Fae's Twist & Tango
    January 15, 2015

    This fruit dessert looks refreshing and beautiful. I never made a curd, and this one with passion-fruit is very inviting. I love your photography!

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  4. Margot @ Gather and Graze
    January 14, 2015

    Delicious! So many of my favourite flavours all layered together in the one glass – LOVE it!

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  5. africanaussie
    January 14, 2015

    Oh yum, our passionfruit vines are taking over so I will be sure to try this recipe.

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    • ladyredspecs
      January 14, 2015

      Making curd is a great way of using up large quantities of passionfruit. It’s totally delicious!

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  6. MamaD1xx4xy
    January 14, 2015

    This sounds fantastic! Passion fruit, blueberry, coconut and macadamia….oh yum! I will definitely have to make this sometime, once I can get my hands on that much passion fruit. We had trifle on Christmas using chocolate gingerbread cake, lemon curd and whipped cream. Perhaps a lug or two or three of orange liqueur as well.

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  7. vannillarock
    January 14, 2015

    10 passionfruit- back in UK this is going to be a very special dinner party dish- sound and looks deeelish. Am definitely going to adapt for thermomix. Thanks for sharing 🙂 i was looking for a pinterest betton to keep it ‘safe’ – do you have one? Anne

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    • ladyredspecs
      January 14, 2015

      Hi Ann, the Pinterest button is along the “share this” icon bar. Enjoy!

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      • vannillarock
        January 14, 2015

        OK it’s not showing in mobile reader version. I’ll have a look on my desktop. Thanks

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  8. Glenda
    January 14, 2015

    That is a lovely idea for a hot summer’s night.

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  9. chef mimi
    January 14, 2015

    A perfect summer dessert!

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  10. My Kitchen Witch
    January 13, 2015

    I love any variety of Eton Mess, but this is the first I’ve seen with passion fruit. Sounds lovely, particularly with the addition of macadamia nuts to the meringue. And, of course, a fruit curd of any sort is delish!

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    • ladyredspecs
      January 13, 2015

      Thanks Deb, We were very happy with our dessert on Christmas day

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  11. Francesca
    January 13, 2015

    Just lovely. Fools they may be called, but very smart they are, especially this version, with its special components, suiting all- and me too.

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  12. marymtf
    January 13, 2015

    What does Homer Simpson say? Drool? I’m with him.

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  13. Debra Kolkka
    January 13, 2015

    I made a version of this after trying it in a restaurant. Yours look delicious.

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    • ladyredspecs
      January 13, 2015

      Thanks Debra, just today I had a little person nagging me for macadamia meringues and passionfruit curd….

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  14. Sally
    January 13, 2015

    A ‘sort of trifle’ sounds good to me. I’ve never made passionfruit curd.

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