Sometimes I just really feel like passionfruit… especially passionfruit cheesecake. However I’m not really a fan of the pips (why do we leave those in!!?), so when I was reading through Exclusively Food and came across a recipe for passionfruit slice, omitting some of the pips, I knew I wanted to try it. It’s creamy and sweet and delicious, not to mention REALLY simple!
What you need:
1/3 cup passionfruit pulp and juice (about five small passionfruit)
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup self-raising flour (or 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder)
1 cup dessicated coconut
125g butter, melted
1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
395g (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
Grease a slice pan about 18cm by 27cm (or whatever you have). Line with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180C.
1. Combine icing sugar, flour (and baking powder if using plain flour), coconut and melted butter in a bowl. Mix until combined. Press into your pan, and bake for about 12 mins until slightly brown and risen a touch. If you have made ginger crunch, you’ll know what it looks like. It won’t be firm to touch, but if you can see some browning, take it out.
2. While the base is cooling, prepare the passionfruit. If you are using fresh, strain the first 4 into a bowl and discard the seeds. Make up to 1/3 cup with the last passionfruit, using pulp and seeds. If like me, you’re using store bought pulp, strain almost up to 1/3 cup, and add some of the seeds in. This step is purely to stop so many seeds getting into the slice… if you like the seeds, chuck them all in!
3. Add the passionfruit, lemon juice and condensed milk together. Stir until combined, and pour over the base. Return it to the oven for about 10 mins, until the mixture on top has set. (Give it a wobble)
4. Let stand at room temperature for 30mins, then out it on the fridge until completely cold. Cut into squares once cool.
My mixture had a few bubbles on top before it went into the oven. If you give it a smooth with the back of a spoon before baking, they will go away.
These are quite rich and sweet, a little goes a long way!