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Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd

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Turn your classic lemon curd into a delicious tropical treat with sweet-tart passion fruit. It's the perfect low-carb filling for summer pies. I used my classic Low-Carb Lemon Curd and swapped passion fruit juice for the more common lemon juice. It's so incredibly delicious, just the perfect flavor for summer!

Instead of sugar we are using a healthy low-carb alternative. Allulose would be your best option as it would make the curd super smooth. Erythritol-based sweeteners are fine but there might be some sweetener crystals once the curd is chilled.

Is Passion Fruit Keto?

Although passion fruit is a tropical fruit which is relatively high in carbs, it can be included in a well formulated low-carb and keto diet, as long as you use small amounts. The good thing about passion fruit is that you don't need a lot of it to bring amazing flavor!

You may have heard from other bloggers that certain "foods are not keto" which is a myth we've debunked here. If anyone ever tells you that, remember that lower carb is not always better, and zero-carb doesn't necessarily mean it's a healthier approach for you.

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How To Use Passion Fruit Curd

Use this passion fruit curd just like my lemon curd, cranberry & orange curd or raspberry curd — try some of these recipes:

How to Use Leftover Egg Whites

Here are a few tips on how you can use leftover egg whites:

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Serving size 2 tbsp/ 30 ml

Allergy information for Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

Net carbs2.3 grams
Protein1.5 grams
Fat7.2 grams
Calories84 kcal
Calories from carbs 12%, protein 8%, fat 80%
Total carbs3.7 gramsFiber1.4 gramsSugars1.9 gramsSaturated fat3.9 gramsSodium25 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium4 mg(1% RDA)Potassium55 mg(3% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 1/4 cups/ 270 g/ 9.5 oz)

  • 1/2 cup fresh passion fruit juice, 4 to 6 fruits (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated Erythritol, Swerve or Allulose (67 g/ 2.4 oz)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, ghee or virgin coconut oil (57 g/ 2 oz)

Instructions

  1. To prepare passionfruit, cut each piece in half with a sharp knife and scoop out the edible seeds and juicy flesh that surrounding them in a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl. Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd
  2. Push the seeds against sieve with a spatula or back of a spoon, to extract all the juice and flesh. This will a few minutes. Once done, discard the seeds. Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd
  3. To the bowl add the egg yolks, granulated low-carb sweetener (Erythritol or Allulose) and a pinch of salt. Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd
  4. Place the bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water and stir constantly; make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Keep stirring for 8-10 minutes or until the custard starts to thicken. Then take off the heat.
  5. Add butter cut into small pieces and mix until melted and well combined. (You can try this with ghee or coconut oil if you can't have butter).
    If you happen to accidentally scramble the curd, you can use a blender or a food processor and pulse for just a few seconds. Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd
  6. Place the bowl with the curd in a larger bowl filled with ice water (cold water with ice cubes) and mix until the curd is chilled.
  7. When done, place in an airtight jar and keep refrigerated for up to 10 days. Passion fruit curd works great as a dip with grain-free crackers, poured over berries, as topping in parfaits such as Eton Mess or filling in pies. Low-Carb Passion Fruit Curd

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Passion-fruit, (granadilla), purple, raw
1.7 g0.3 g0.1 g13 kcal
Egg yolk, fresh
0.3 g1.2 g2 g24 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.1 g45 kcal
Total per serving, 2 tbsp/ 30 ml
2.3 g1.5 g7.2 g84 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

If I want to make lime curd using this recipe how much lime juice do you think I'll need?
Thanks

You can use this recipe to do that - just replace the lemon juice and zest with lime: The Best Low-Carb Lemon Curd

OMG! You just made me and my hubby VERY happy!!!

That's great to hear, I hope you like it! 😊