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Passion Fruit Pudding / Pudín de Maracuyá

March 21, 2011

Why am I always hungry? It seems like every 15 minutes I’m looking for something to eat, drink, chomp on or am passing by the kitchen staring at it as if it was the first time that I had seen one. I know it’s not cravings so it’s can’t be the other thing…you know..the ‘P’ word. So maybe it’s my nerves or maybe it’s because I just love food. If I wasn’t married to my husband, I’d probably be married to food, if that were even possible.

Dying for something sweet to eat I decided to make pudding, because that’s like the easiest thing in the world to make. But nothing boring like vanilla or chocolate, I wanted something really different. Passion fruit is pretty different, right? Well, it turned out great and it settled the never-ending desire for food, at least for 15 minutes.

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s pudding recipe.


1/3 cup fresh passion fruit juice

2 2/3 cup milk, divided ( we always use lactose-free milk in all our recipes)

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

pinch of salt

1 large egg


  1. Bring 2 cups of the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. While milk is heating, in a medium bowl, combine the cornstarch, sugar and salt. Gradually whisk in the rest of the milk into the same bowl as well as the egg.
  3. Once the milk begins to boil remove it from the stove and slowly pour it in the egg mixture tempering it. Continuously mix.
  4. Pour the entire tempered mix back into the saucepan and place it back onto the stove stirring constantly with a spatula or spoon. Once the mixture begins to simmer, cook for 1 more minute then turn off the flame.
  5. Add the fresh passion fruit juice and stir.
  6. Divide the pudding into your serving dishes and chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. Serve.

¿Por qué estoy siempre con hambre? Parece que cada 15 minutos estoy buscando algo para comer, beber, masticar o paseando por la cocina mirando como si fuera la primera vez que viera una. Yo sé que no es ansiedad pero no puede ser otra cosa … ya sabes .. la ‘E’ palabra. Así que tal vez son mis nervios o tal vez es porque me encanta la comida. Si no estuviera casada con mi esposo, yo probablemente me casaría con la comida, incluso si eso fuera posible.

Moriría por comer algo dulce, así que decidí hacer un  pudín, ya que es una del las cosas más fácil del mundo para hacer. Pero nada aburrido como hacer la vainilla o el chocolate, yo quería algo realmente diferente. El maracuyá es muy diferente, ¿verdad? Bueno, resultó una gran y reiterada el deseo sin fin de alimentos, por lo menos durante 15 minutos.

Adaptada de la receta de pudín de Smitten Kitchen’s.


1/3 Taza de jugo fresco de maracuyá

2 2/3 tazas de leche (Siempre usamos leche deslactosada en todas nuestras recetas)

1/2 taza de azúcar

1/4 taza de maizena

Pizca de sal

1 huevo grande


  1. Vierta las dos tazas de leche en una olla mediana y ponga a hervir.
  2. Mientras la leche se está calentando, en un bol mediano mezcle la maizena el azúcar y la sal. Incorpore gradualmente el resto de la leche  y el huevo.
  3. Una vez la leche comience a hervir, retire del fuego y vierta en la mezcla lentamente para templar el huevo continúe revolviendo.
  4. Vierta la mezcla templada nuevamente en la olla y coloque de Nuevo al fuego revolviendo constantemente con una espátula o cuchara de madera. Tan pronto la mezcla empiece a hervir cocínela por un minuto y apague el fuego.
  5. Agrégue el jugo fresco de maracuyá y revuelva.
  6. Divída el pudín en moldes y refrigere mínimo por dos horas.
  7. Sirva.
9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2011 9:44 pm

    Passionfruit (or lilikoi as it is known here) is my favorite fruit. Your puddings looks out-of-this-world good. I love your photos too. Definitely buzz worthy!

    • March 23, 2011 7:35 pm

      Thanks for the buzz and we’re thrilled that you like what we’ve made. Funny how passion fruit has different names around the globe. My husband always gets a kick out of hearing ‘passion fruit’. For some reason he thinks it’s so funny.

  2. March 22, 2011 2:17 am

    Wow..never had this before, I mean I did have pudding but never from the passion fruit! Looks really tasty, and I love your photos too!

    • March 23, 2011 7:33 pm

      Thanks Sandra. We’re glad you like the recipe and the idea. Not to mention the pics. We’re trying hard to improve the quality of our pictures. Slowly but surely we’ll get there.

  3. March 22, 2011 8:01 pm

    WOW!! That looks wonderful! I love the way you are generating your pictures now. Beautiful and chic! It’s a mirror image of you and Rafael! Can’t wait to try your recipes here in the States.

    • March 23, 2011 7:32 pm

      Glad you are liking the food and our improving photo-taking style. We are looking forward to trying these recipes in the States as well.

  4. Lisa permalink
    April 15, 2011 6:45 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Thank u for posting…have been looking to replicate what we had in Brazil years ago, and just made this one, and I am in love! I made it for a large group, so I made three batches…I wasn’t sure how many this one would feed..but I am sure it will be all gone!

    • April 15, 2011 10:33 pm

      Wow. What a compliment. So did you try this recipe already or another before seeing this? This actually was just something I came up with on my own. I had never heard of passion fruit pudding. Glad to know that even in Brazil people are daring enough to try such things as well. I’m in good company.


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