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Passion-Fruit Curd for Tropical Wedding Cake


You will need ten cups of the curd for our Tropical Wedding Cake; make no more than one and a half batches at a time.

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2005


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened passion-fruit puree
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Combine sugar, passion-fruit puree, and egg yolks in a medium saucepan, and place over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, piece by piece, until melted. Cool, cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until needed, up to three days.

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