Just make something...

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

5           Eggs

1 1/2 c  Sugar

3/4 c     Passion Fruit Concentrate

1/3 c     Cream

pinch     Salt

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

1        Egg

2        Egg Yolks

4 oz   Sugar

1/2 c Passion Fruit Curd

Scald cream

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