Saturday, October 5, 2013

Passionfruit & Coconut Custard Filled Tartlets

One of the girls at uni came in one day handing out some beautiful fresh passionfruits which she had grown at home.  I adore passionfruit so I decided to make these little tartlets for the kids.  There was lots of custard leftover (what a pity right?) which we decided to churn through our ice cream maker for some beautiful coconut and passionfruit ice cream!

Ingredients (makes 24):
- 3 sheets Pampas butter puff pastry

- 400ml coconut cream
- 200ml water
- 2 free range eggs
- 3/4 cup raw or rapadura sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp gluten-free cornflour
- Pulp from 3 large passionfruit

1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees and grease a 24 hole mini muffin pan.

2.  Using a 7cm diameter round cookie cutter, cut 24 circles out of the pastry.  Line the greased muffin holes with the pastry circles and bake for around 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden.  Take out of the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. 

3.  While the pastry is baking, make the custard.  In a saucepan on low heat, whisk together all the custard ingredients (except passionfruit) until the custard has thickened.  Set aside to cool for 15 minutes and then stir through the passionfruit pulp, reserving a little of the pulp for garnish.

(Thermomix - add all ingredients except passionfruit and cook 7min/90deg/sp4.  Stir through passionfruit pulp, reserving some for garnish)

4.  Fill each pastry case with the custard and then garnish with some of the remaining passionfruit pulp.  Serve.    


  1. Hi Iwa, These look scrummy!! I will be making them this week for sure. Thank you!
    I discovered a fabulous product recently. You can get Borg's organic puff pastry which is even better than the pampas butter puff pastry which has food acid (330). The Borg's ingredients are unbleached organic certified wheat flour, water, pure butter, and salt. No numbers :) I used it the other night to make your fabulous sausage rolls, which were a raging success and got my 17 month old eating meat and veg - a miracle!! Thank you so much :) Anna

    1. Wow Anna thanks for the heads up about the pastry! I'll have to keep an eye out for the Borg's brand one!

    2. I have found that my local Woolies doesn't have it but IGA does! Anna

    3. Anna is that any of the IGA's in Perth by any chance? I love IGA!

    4. I'm in Melbourne but hopefully you'll find it in Perth IGAs too! Or maybe even other supermarkets. I found that Woolies stocked the other Borg's pastries, just not the organic one. Very annoying! Anna

  2. So cute! I have a friend that loooooves custard tarts so might have to make these for him! xx

  3. Is there a way to do it without the egg?

    1. Hi Kristy, if you were to make these without the egg then I would just add some extra flour to help thicken the custard :)