Passion Fruit Pot de Creme w/ Dragon Fruit & Passion Fruit Seeds [03.28.2011]
My Aunt showed up with a Dragon Fruit one day, handed it to me and told me to "make something." Way to inspire me... I never really liked Dragon Fruit - I find it kind of flavorless, but perhaps I never had a good one. However, I LOVE the way they look - it's vibrant and contrasting colors.
For those of you who have never had Dragon Fruit, it's flesh is similar to a kiwi, a firm kiwi speckled with seeds. Supposedly it is ripe when the skin appears more red than the vibrant pink I have pictured and the seeds are black, not brown.
I ended up making a Passion Fruit Pot de Creme with some leftover Passion Fruit Curd and used the Dragon Fruit and fresh Passion Fruit Seeds as garnish. Again, I love how the colors pop!
Passion Fruit Curd
1 1/2 c Sugar
3/4 c Passion Fruit Concentrate
1/3 c Cream
Whisk together all ingredients in a pot
Cook on a medium low heat continuously whisking and scraping the bottom of the pot
The curd is ready when mixture has reached a nape
Passion Fruit Pot de Creme
2 c Cream
2 Egg Yolks
4 oz Sugar
1/2 c Passion Fruit Curd
Whisk together all other ingredients
Temper mixture with heated cream
Pour base into ramekins
Bake in a water bath at 350° for 30-40, until custard has set