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Passion Fruit Pâte de Fruit

I started liking passion fruit only in the past few years, but it has become one of my definite favorite flavors in desserts.

The following recipe is simple and delicious – Passion Fruit Pâte de Fruit. It’s made of only 6 ingredients, and at the end you get a great homemade Passion Fruit Pâte de Fruit candy that is gluten free, nondairy and vegan.

Passion Fruit Pâte de Fruit

Photo: Natalie Levin

Passion Fruit Pâte de Fruit

  • According to a recipe of Jacques Genin, with a few changes and adjustments.

16*16 cm square pan

300 grams passion fruit puree
300 grams sugar
pinch of salt
zest of 1/2 lemon
50 grams glucose
15 grams NH pectin

Some sugar for coating


  1. In a medium pot put passion fruit puree, 250 grams of sugar, salt, lemon zest and glucose. Cook over high heat until mixture boils and begins to bubble.
  2. In a separate bowl mix 50 grams of sugar and pectin.
  3. When the mixture is bubbling add the pectin mixture while stirring.
  4. Continue to stir and cook the mixture until it reaches a temperature of 105c degrees.
  5. Remove from heat and immediately pour into the pan.
  6. Allow setting at room temperature for 7-8 hours.
  7. Cut into squares and coat with sugar.
  8. Keep in an airtight container at room temperature. On exceptionally hot days  it can be kept in the freezer.


  • It is very important to work accurately, weigh and measure the temperature using a thermometer to avoid mistakes.
  • Keep the Pâte de Fruit in a sealed jar for up to 10 days. You can also freeze it for up to a month.

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