VIDEO – A Tangy Passion Fruit Curd Recipe With Meringue Nests

This passion fruit curd is a fantastically tangy and devilish addition to a meringue nest.

It will give you a burst of fruity zing that compliments the sweet crunchy meringue, perfect for any occasion and really easy to make.

The secret is to slowly cook the passion fruit curd over a low heat which can mean stirring it constantly for approximately ten minutes.

If you cook it too quickly the egg yolks may curdle and leave you with a lump sauce.

So don’t rush it.

Video: How to Make Passion Fruit Curd

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Passion Fruit Curd Ingredients:

Makes two meringue nest fillings…


  • Fruit and juice from 3 passion fruits
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 75g unsalted butter (chilled and diced)
  • 100ml Double Cream
  • 2 meringue nests

How to make Passion Fruit Curd Meringue Nests


  1. Sieve the contents of three passion fruits into a saucepan, leaving some of the juice and the pips for later decoration.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the saucepan
  3. Add the sugar
  4. Add the whisked eggs
  5. Mix altogether with a wooden spoon until well combined
  6. Heat the saucepan with a very low heat
  7. Add butter
  8. Whisk thoroughly and constantly for about 5 minutes until mixture thickens. Do not be tempted to raise the heat if the process takes a little longer as this will probably result in your mix curdling. So, slow and easy, but keep whisking!
  9. Once thick enough, remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  10. Whisk the cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks
  11. Spoon the cream into each meringue nest
  12. Pour over the passion fruit curd
  13. Decorate with the left over passion fruit juice and pips
  14. Now, enjoy!

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