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Passion Fruit Possets

By Emma :

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Passion Fruit Possets

Today, I’m overwhelmingly grateful to share a dessert that truly captures the essence of joy in every spoonful: the Passion Fruit Posset. This recipe is more than just a treat; it’s a heartfelt thank you to the vibrant flavors that brighten our tables and our lives. The passion fruit, with its exotic allure and irresistible tang, pairs wonderfully with the velvety luxury of heavy cream. Each bite is a little escape to a tropical paradise, and I’m thrilled to bring this experience into your kitchen!

Ingredients for Passion Fruit Posset

  • Passion Fruit Juice: ¼ cup (from about 4-6 passion fruits)
  • Heavy Cream: 16 oz
  • Granulated Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Lime Juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Garnish Options:
    • Coconut Yogurt
    • Whipped Cream
    • Passion Fruit, sweetened with sugar or honey

How to Make Passion Fruit Possets

  1. Extract the Juice: Begin by halving the passion fruits and scooping out their contents into a sieve over a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to press through as much juice as you can, discarding the seeds.
  2. Combine Cream and Sugar: In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and granulated sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Simmer: Once the cream reaches a simmer, lower the heat and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it to avoid boiling over.
  4. Add Passion Fruit and Lime Juice: Remove the cream from the heat and stir in the passion fruit and lime juices. The citrus will help thicken the cream into a posset.
  5. Pour and Set: Divide the mixture into serving dishes and let cool to room temperature. Then, refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Before serving, top each posset with a choice of coconut yogurt, a dollop of whipped cream, or fresh passion fruit sweetened with a little sugar or honey.

Helpful Tips

  • Watch the Cream: Keep a close eye on the cream as it heats; it can boil over quickly!
  • Chill the Dishes: For an extra touch of elegance, chill your serving dishes before adding the posset.


  • Vegan Delight: Substitute the heavy cream with a rich coconut cream and use a vegan sugar to keep it plant-based.
  • Citrus Twist: Mix in other citrus juices like orange or grapefruit for a different layer of flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make this ahead of time? Absolutely! You can make passion fruit possets a day ahead, which makes them perfect for stress-free entertaining.
  • How do I know when it’s set? The posset will feel firm to the touch but still creamy. If it hasn’t set after 4 hours, let it sit a little longer.

Storage Instructions

Store the possets in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. They are best enjoyed within 3-4 days.

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Thank you for joining me in creating this delightful dessert. The passion fruit posset is a simple yet sophisticated dessert that promises to transport you and your loved ones to a sweeter, sunnier place with every bite. Here’s to many more delicious discoveries together!

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Passion Fruit Possets

Passion Fruit Possets

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 25 minutes (plus 4 hours refrigeration)
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Dive into the creamy, tropical delight of Passion Fruit Possets! This simple, elegant dessert combines the vibrant tang of fresh passion fruit with the lush sweetness of heavy cream, all topped with a hint of lime. It’s the perfect way to end any meal with a touch of paradise!



¼ cup passion fruit juice (from about 46 passion fruits)

16 oz heavy cream

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons lime juice

Optional garnishes: coconut yogurt, whipped cream, sweetened passion fruit


Extract juice from the passion fruits by halving them and pressing the seeds and pulp through a sieve. Discard the seeds.

In a saucepan, combine heavy cream and sugar and simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

Allow to simmer for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.

Stir in the passion fruit juice and lime juice until well combined.

Pour the mixture into chilled serving dishes and let cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours until set.

Garnish with coconut yogurt, whipped cream, or sweetened passion fruit before serving.



Ensure to watch the cream closely as it heats to prevent boiling over.

For a dairy-free version, substitute heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Tropical


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 571.74 kcal
  • Sugar: 44.88 g
  • Sodium: 35.97 mg
  • Fat: 42.96 g
  • Saturated Fat: 27.46 g
  • Trans Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.31 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.74 g
  • Cholesterol: 133.84 mg

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