Looking for passion fruit recipes? Want the best fruity cocktail or looking for an easy bake that features the sweet-sour tang of passion fruit? We have an indulgent passion fruit chocolate cheesecake, an easy self-saucing pudding, passion fruit martinis and lots more.


See our ideas below, and for more tropical inspiration, see our coconut recipes, mango recipes and pineapple recipes.

Why we love passion fruit

Passion fruits are tropical fruits that come from a type of passion flower. They have a hard, inedible skin but inside they are full of juicy, yellow seeds. These seeds have a fantastically sweet-tart flavour and can be added to cakes, smoothies and desserts. The most common variety in the UK is a bit bigger than a golf ball with brown-purple skin. You can also get a variety that is slightly larger and yellow on the outside.

Health benefits of passion fruit

Interestingly, passion fruits contain an ingredient which may help to keep skin moisturised. They're also believed to help support healthy eyes, thanks to the high levels of vitamin C, protect against some cancers and balance blood sugar levels.

Easy passion fruit recipes

Passion fruit pavlova

A crown of crisp meringue is made irresistible with tangy lemon and passion fruit curd, whipped cream and melted white chocolate. This easy pavlova recipe is perfect for entertaining.

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Alternatively, try our black forest pavlova.

A whole pavlova on a blue serving platter, with passion fruit drizzle on top and fairy lights in the background

Dark chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Check out our chocolatey no-bake cheesecake, served with a quick passion fruit coulis. This decadent dessert, made with a buttery Oreo base, is guaranteed to wow the crowd.

Everyone will love all our cheesecake recipes.

Dark chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Passion fruit martini

Add both sharpness and sweetness to your next martini with fresh passion fruit and lime juice. Vanilla vodka, if you have it, works really well in this recipe.

We have vodka cocktails for every occasion.

Two martini glasses filled with passion fruit martini, topped with passion fruit half

Passion fruit self-saucing pudding

This easy, self-saucing dessert is such a rewarding bake, and one that all the family will love. What could be a better after-dinner treat than a tangy sweet syrup, complete with pulp and seeds from fresh passion fruits?

You've got to try our banana sticky toffee pudding, too.

Passion Fruit Self Saucing Pudding

Passion fruit caipirinha

A passion fruit twist on the punchy Brazilian cocktail, ideal for warm summer evenings.

We've got lots more fruity cocktails for sipping on.

Passion Fruit Caipirinha Recipe

Passion fruit panna cotta

Check out this super-creamy passion fruit panna cotta. This quick and simple panna cotta recipe can be made easily in advance, plus it looks impressive, too.

It's always a good time for an Italian-style dessert.

Passion Fruit Panna Cotta Recipe

Chocolate and passion fruit layer cake

Check out this stunning chocolate cake with a creamy passion fruit curd. This moist and indulgent creation is a real showstopper, and will make for an epic celebration dessert.

We've got indulgent chocolate cake recipes for every occasion.

Chocolate Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Passion fruit batida

The condensed milk gives this cocktail a thick, glossy look and sweet taste. Cachaça is a Brazilian spirit made from sugar cane. Look for the Sagatiba brand in Waitrose & Partners.

It's always time for a rum cocktail.

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Banana and passion fruit loaf

We have taken the classic banana bread and given it a summery twist. This loaf is a great way to use up overripe bananas, plus it's quick, looks impressive and can be easily frozen.

See more delicious banana bread recipes.

banana and passion fruit loaf

Passion fruit tart with meringue

This fruity meringue tart is a real showstopping dessert, perfect for a dinner party.

Perfect your topping for this impressive tart with our recipe for basic meringue.

Passion fruit tart with meringue recipe

Passion fruit and coconut crème brûlée

This tropical passion fruit and coconut twist on a classic crème brûlée is an easy but impressive dessert idea.

Discover more elegant French dessert recipes.

Passion fruit Crème Brûlée Recipe With Coconut

Strawberry and passion fruit meringue roulade

The best recipe for a sweet roulade is an easy one. This recipe, with strawberries and passion fruit, looks as good as it tastes. Serve to friends and family – they will love it.

Wow the crowd with a baked alaska.

Strawberry Meringue Roulade Recipe with Passion Fruit

Banana loaf with passion fruit frosting

Our take on the ever-popular banana loaf. Made with pecans and a tropical passion fruit frosting, this is a teatime treat to share with family and friends.

See all our afternoon tea recipes.

Banana Cake Recipe With Passion Fruit Icing

Sweet lemon and passion fruit verrines

A verrine is a small glass layered with various fillings, and can be sweet or savoury. This version is tangy, sweet and crunchy.

Be inspired by our individual dessert recipes.

Lemon and Passion Fruit Verrines Recipe

Passion fruit layer cake

An easy-to-make, springy sponge cake layered with the tangy, fresh-tasting sweetness of a passion fruit icing. This cake would make a lovely afternoon tea treat.

Try our terrific tiered layer cake recipes.

Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Passion fruit friands

Our best twist on a classic friand: the sharpness of the passion fruit in this recipe beautifully complements the sweetness of almond. Friand is French for 'dainty', which describes this incredibly light, airy treat perfectly.

Next, try our peach, pistachio and ricotta friands.

Passion fruit friands

Passion fruit and tonka bean tart

This passion fruit and tonka bean tart is full of creamy, sweet and zesty flavours. The use of ready-made shortcrust pastry means it can be prepared in only 30 minutes, too.

Serve up a slice of our sweet tart recipes.

Passion fruit and tonka bean tart with a slice cut out and put on a plate in front

Double chocolate and passion fruit tart

This zingy tart is unbelievably quick to make, thanks to a few ready-made ingredients. It's easy to prepare ahead of time and makes the perfect dessert for a dinner party or special meal.

Check out all our effortless entertaining recipes.

Double chocolate and passion fruit tart topped with edible gold

Passion amaro

This cocktail is from Sixtyone restaurant. The name 'passion amaro' is connected to the ingredients used. Amaro means 'bitter' in Italian – here Campari complements the tropical flavour of the passion fruit, creating an explosion on your palate. The fresh lime juice is balanced with the agave syrup, making it a good option for anyone looking for a lighter tipple.

Check out all our best Campari cocktails.

passion amaro

Mini passion fruit puddings

These cute but sophisticated mini puddings strike the perfect balance of sweet and sour. They're easy to make, and can even be done in the microwave.


For another effortless microwave bake, try our Oreo mug cake.

Mini passion fruit puddings

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