Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Passion Fruit And Raspberry Crème Caramel - Curtis Stone

This is another mouth-watering recipe from Curtis Stone's book -  'Cooking With Curtis '  :p .  This was the first recipe I bookmarked to make from his CWC ,but have kept postponing it till now.  There were lots of passion fruit sold at the fruit shop and this recipe came to mind.  Of course minus the raspberries for the decoration.  Raspberries are expensive in this part of the world...one small punnet costs about Ringgit Malaysia 19-21 from Jusco and that is about 6-7 USD :(   Raspberry goes well with the passion fruit though it is not one of the ingredients for making the creme caramel.  So I left the raspberries out since I don't have any in the fridge, in this Passion Fruit And Raspberry Crème Caramel :p but just the same this Crème tasted good with the tangy passion fruit caramel....YUMMY !

For those of you who liked it less sweet you can reduce the sugar to suit your taste. For me, making this the first time,  I followed it to the dot and found it to be very sweet.  So remember to reduce the sugar by at least 10- 20% :) but if you have a sweet tooth, then you can follow the recipe to the T.  Actually, this Crème Caramel is a winner all right and it will be a great idea to serve this dessert to your guest and family members this festive dinner .  The tangy flavor of the passion fruit is a perfect match for the  Crème Caramel. 

love this passion fruit caramel.......
Curtis is smart to use passion fruit for 
this creme caramel....
they harmonize well....sweet and tangy !

baked the creme in bain-marie or 
in a roasting tray half filled with
warm water 

if you want the texture to be
 smooth and wobbly, do not overbake
them...mine was slightly overbaked :(
excusable for this is my first time making this
but it tasted good just the same :)

to take the creme caramel out of the ramekin, it is best
to leave the ramekin base on warm water for
a few seconds so that the caramel comes off the
base easier and run a sharp knife around 
the inside of each ramekin, and turn out 
onto individual plate and served chilled

this passion fruit Crème caramel is so delicious 
that you can take two at one go :)

Passion Fruit And Raspberry Crème
 Caramel - adapted from Curtis Stone ' Cooking With Curtis '
serves 4-6


For the caramel
200g/7 oz caster sugar
5 passion fruit

For the Crème
100/31/2 oz caster sugar
250ml/8fl oz milk
250ml/8fl  oz double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 punnet raspberries

To make the caramel:
Preheat oven to 140ºC / 275ºF/ Gas Mark 1. Place sugar in a medium saucepan over a low-medium heat and allow the sugar to melt. Once the sugar has melted it will begin to color gradually. When the sugar becomes golden brown remove from the heat and add the passion fruit. Stir, then immediately pour the caramel evenly into the base of 4 ramekins. Leave to cool.

To make the Crème:-
Warm the caster sugar, milk, cream and vanilla extract in a separate medium saucepan, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Whisk the eggs and egg yolks together in a bowl using a small balloon whisk, add the eggs to the cooled milk and stir until combined. Strain the mixture and pour into the ramekins.

Place the ramekins in a bain-marie or a roasting tray half-filed with warm water and carefully place in the hot oven for 60 minutes.

To test whether the crème caramels are ready, push a small knife into the centre of one of the dishes and if the caramel rises out of the hole left by the knife, then they are ready.

Remove the crème caramels from the oven and allow to cool.  Leave to set in the refrigerator overnight.

When serving the crème caramels  run a knife around the inside of each ramekin and turn out onto individual serving plates. Decorate with fresh raspberries and serve.

Enjoy !

*            *            *


  1. Must try this the next time my fruits grow!
    I made creme caramel once..but not very satisfied.. a bit too firm.
    I want to try this wobbly version, must be yum yum yum

  2. Wendy...check the creme caramel often if you want it wobbly..do not overbake it...LOL! when your fruits grow !!!! when ??? Buy la and make it but reduce the sugar...way too sweet!

  3. Aw, the Crème Caramel looks so tempting. Can I have some? ^0^

  4. Christine....I am so wicked hor makes you drool...hahaha sure , help yourself to one...virtual feasting is always healthy :p

  5. ooooh... my girl is blessed with that... i m not :(

  6. Oh my! That looks fabulous :) I bet its just as delicious with raspberries too! Buzzable!

  7. Look at this! I love the topping!

  8. the other day i tried creme caramel two times, one recipe was too firm and another was too soft..i want to try your recipe again.Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a beautiful sweet exotic dessert!

  10. This looks amazing! And right up my alley. I wish I could find passion fruit here, it makes me sad that it is basically impossible :( Maybe i'll have to try with raspberries ;)

  11. Elin, I wish I saw your post this morning. I was at the supermarket this afternoon and saw lot of passion fruits. I wish I have bought some.

  12. i always feel intimidated when it comes to baking stuffs like this creme caramel or creme brulee, it's like we need to keep monitoring the whole process. i see when will i get rid of that fear and make these!

  13. Claire...:)

    Parsley..yes it is suppose to eat together with the raspberries but I dont have any so ommitted it :)

    Steph...me too...tangy and sweet goes well :)

    Sonia...this creme caramel is nice..smooth texture and just have to check it often . ..just dont overbaked it :)

    Angie....haha yea sinfully rich exotic dessert :)

    BigFatBaker...try asian grocer or asian market :)

    Veronica...yea, I saw lots of them everywhere...its the season now I guess :)

    Lena...easy to make...the tricky part is the baking time....like steamed eggs you must know how long you have to baked them. For this I baked less than an hour though it calls for an hour and a low heat Gas 1 :) Hope you will be brave to try making it :)

  14. Elin, I almost miss this post! Haha, luckily manage to read this, I want to do this also. I love passion fruits so much, I will get some for this :)

  15. Min...you should try this out :) It is delish!