Passionfruits are a favorite summer fruit around our house - of course they are so delicious eaten straight from their skin, however if your garden is lucky enough to have a really prolific vine, and there's simply too many to consume, well, what to do?
This Passionfruit Cordial recipe is the perfect solution and will be a guaranteed hit around the picnic or BBQ table on a hot day, especially served with lemonade and ice. It is so pleasant to sip on a drink that has no hidden preservatives or nasties - so why not make your own?
Ingredients 10 ripe passionfruits (any variety)
1 cup caster sugar
1 liter filtered water
1 lemon - juiced (optional)
Passionfruit seeds, pulp and sugar
Cut each passionfruit in half and remove the seeds and pulp.
Warm the caster sugar and filtered water until all the sugar is dissolved (this process takes around 3 minutes). Add the passionfruit seeds and pulp. Simmer on low heat for a further 2 minutes.
Allow the fruity water to cool. At this point you may add lemon juice to give the cordial some extra "zing". Strain the passionfruit seeds and pulp (then discard the pulp) and pour into sterilized bottle/s or a large jug.
Make your cordial as strong or weak as you like by adding lemonade/ water and/or ice to serve immediately (NB. If you do not plan to consume immediately, the passionfruit will form a sediment at the bottom which will need a little shake up before serving). Enjoy this pure summer delight.
I love fresh passionfruit cordial! I just wish passion fruits weren't so expensive here in Adelaide! It would cost more than $10 just for 1L, but it's so much nicer than any artificial passionfruit drinks.