Deliciously sweet and fragrant, this easy passion fruit coulis is perfect for topping cheesecake, ice cream or even oatmeal in the morning! Made with just 2 ingredients, it's a quick recipe that takes less than 20 minutes and is always a crowd-pleaser.
Love all things passion fruit? Do have a peek at my passion fruit mocktail recipe for a fun sparkling summer drink!
And for a savory coulis recipe, my roasted red pepper coulis is so fragrant and delicious!
Much like my mango coulis recipe and lychee syrup, this passion fruit sauce uses sweet ripe fruit and a little sugar to make a decadent sauce all the family will love! It's delightfully sweet and so delicious as a topping for breakfast and dessert recipes.
The best thing about my passion fruit coulis recipe (although technically also a passion fruit compote!) is just how easy it is to make. We use just 2 ingredients and have a little cook time before you can spoon your warm coulis (or cooled!) onto your tasty sweet treats.
Do check out my passion fruit posset for another tropical dessert idea!
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Deliciously sweet. Passion fruit has an indulgent flavor that's both sweet and a little sour, and heating the fruit brings out its sweetness even more.
Just 2 ingredients. All you need is your passion fruit and sugar. No complicated list of ingredients!
Quick and easy coulis. It takes less than 20 minutes to make this fun sweet treat.
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
- Passion fruit - you want to use ripe passion fruit so they are sweet and delicious of course! They should have a darker skin color, be plump and have a slightly wrinkled skin (Tasting Table).
- Sugar - I suggest to use white caster sugar to make the coulis.
📖 Swaps and variations
Increase the amount of sugar. Passion fruit has a natural sweetness, but if you have a very sweet tooth or your fruit is more tart to taste, then you can easily add a spoonful more sugar to the pan if you like!
Add a squeeze of lemon juice. If citrus works for you, then add a little lemon juice to serve your fruit coulis. This likely isn't suitable for those looking for low histamine diet recipes.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making this easy passion fruit coulis recipe is very simple, with just a few steps.
All the instructions are in the recipe card below, but these photos should help guide you.
Step 1: Scoop out the pulp
Halve the passion fruit and use a small spoon to scoop out the pulp and seeds (image 1).
Step 2: Combine the coulis ingredients
Spoon the passion fruit pulp and sugar into your saucepan (image 2). If it tastes a little sour, add a little more sugar.
Step 3: Heat the coulis
Bring the coulis ingredients to a light simmer on a low to medium heat. Heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring often (image 3).
Step 4: Strain the coulis (optional)
As an optional step, you can strain the coulis through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds if you prefer (image 4).
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- Pick perfectly ripe passion fruit for the best decadent sweet flavor. They should be dark in color and have slightly wrinkled skin.
- Adjust the amount of sugar to taste. This recipe is quite sweet, but you can add extra sugar for even more sweetness if your passion fruit is on the sour or tart side.
- Stir fairly frequently as the coulis is heating to help dissolve the sugar and thicken the coulis.
- If you prefer a thinner sauce, you can strain the passion fruit coulis through a fine mesh sieve and discard the seeds.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Passion fruit is light and sweet, with citrus and floral flavors and a hint of sourness.
Ripe passion fruit have darker skin, slightly wrinkled skin and a plump texture.
If you prefer to remove the seeds, strain the coulis through a fine mesh sieve.
A compote is a mixture of fruit and sugar that is heated and then served with the fruit still quite chunky, whereas as a coulis is typically strained. This recipe is a passion fruit compote as we don't have to strain it, but has a more liquid texture similar to a coulis given the texture of passion fruit pulp.
💭 Storage and freezing advice
It's easy to freeze this coulis recipe. Simply allow to cool then spoon into small freezer safe containers such as an ice cube tray or tupperware in portions. Thaw, heat if you wish, and enjoy for your next sweet treat!
🍽 How to serve passion fruit coulis
Enjoy this easy fruit coulis as a fun topping for so many dishes:
- Enjoy as a passion fruit sauce for cheesecake, as well as ice cream, custard and other desserts.
- Use as a topping for pancakes and waffles.
- Spoon onto your oatmeal for breakfast as a fun treat to start the day! It would be delicious on both my oat milk porridge and coconut milk porridge recipes!
- Drizzle onto overnight oats or perhaps my oat milk chia pudding recipe.
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Simple Passion Fruit Coulis
- 10 passion fruit
- 2 tablespoon white sugar I use caster sugar
- Slice the passion fruit open and use a small spoon to scoop out the pulp.
- Spoon the passion fruit pulp and seeds and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a low-medium heat so the sauce is at a light simmer, but not a hard boil. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring fairly frequently to help thicken the sauce.
- Remove the pan from the heat and enjoy the coulis warm, or set aside to cool.
- Optional: strain the passion fruit sauce through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
- Use ripe passion fruit so they are sweeter rather than more sour in taste.
- Adjust the sweetness of the coulis to taste, adding more sugar if you have a sweet tooth or the passion fruit is more sour to taste!
- It is optional whether to strain the coulis or not. If you prefer to remove the seeds, use a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon to press it through a fine mesh sieve.
- Nutritional information is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- passion fruit has a ?. It is debated, and rated as low histamine on some lists. Only try if you know it works for you.