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Passionfruit Slice

I love recipes passed down from generation to generation and was recently sent this beautiful old recipe for passionfruit slice by a friend from his Mum. Since most of my recipes are now printed off from the internet and then hastily stuffed in my binder folder, I love coming across old faded and hand typed recipes such as this.

I made a few slight adjustments to this recipe but it was pretty much perfect as is (and oh so easy). Enjoy!

Passionfruit Slice

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Swah



  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 115 g butter melted
  • 1 egg

Cream Filling

  • 1 400 g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 250 g Nestle reduced cream
  • 3 lemons juiced

Passionfruit Topping

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 heaped tbsp custard power mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 4 passionfruit



  • Mix together ingredients and press into a 30cm fluted tart tin or a rectangular slice tin.
  • Bake for 10 mins on 180°C or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool.

Cream Filling

  • Combine all ingredients together and beat until slightly thickened.
  • Pour over cooled base and put in the fridge to set.

Passionfruit Topping

  • Stir water, caster sugar and custard power disolved into water in a saucepan over low heat until thickened.
  • Allow mixture to cool before adding the pulp of the passionfruit.
  • Pour passionfruit mixture over the cream filling and put back in the fridge to set (I like to let mine set over night before slicing).

Do you have a favourite recipe passed down through your family? I am desperate to get my hands on my late Grandma’s famous steamed golden syrup pudding!

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  • Reply Alana August 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    :O your photos are stunning. Older + loved recipes like that are so exciting to come by, even all the little stains on that page have me swooning! I’m on a condensed milk high at the moment, so, I totally want to try that cream filling real soon. Aww yeah.

    • Reply Swah August 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you and yes the stains are great! It looks like a well-loved recipe. I think condensed milk has to be one of the best ingredients EVER and yes sometimes I just suck it out of the tube hehe :)

  • Reply chocolatesuze August 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    condensed milk omg yes! that looks and sounds absolutely delish!

    • Reply Swah August 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks Suze! Anything featuring condensed milk is a winner in my books :D

  • Reply Casey August 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    If you make steamed pudding I will love you more than anything INCLUDING potatoes and cheese.

    • Reply Swah August 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Oh my goodness, this is an opportunity that can’t be missed as I know how much you love potato and cheese! I will harass Dad for the recipe :)

  • Reply Christine August 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yum! I love stealing my grandmother’s recipes hehe :) This looks great!

    • Reply Swah August 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      They are the best! And the recipes are usually so simple and fuss-free which I love

  • Reply Jaie August 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hey Swah the slice looks fantastic! My mum would be proud.

    Did you have any troubles getting the reduced cream? I couldn’t find it when I made it so I used some plain yogurt mixed with vanilla extract and caster sugar.

    • Reply Swah August 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you and I am glad I made your mama proud! Fortunately I had no trouble getting the reduced cream from World Square Coles (although funnily enough they had no lemons so I had to go on a wild goose chase around Chinatown for them). However I think your idea of substituting plain yoghurt sounds great (and a little healthier!)

  • Reply vegeTARAian August 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

    What a clever fox you are, it looks a-ma-zing!!

    • Reply Swah August 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Why thank you Tara! :)

  • Reply Chanel August 16, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Wow this is just gorgeous! I love everything – the typed recipe, the photography, and PASSIONFRUIT!

    • Reply Swah August 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Many thanks Chanel, and yes everything is better with PASSIONFRUIT! :D

  • Reply Amanda August 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh wow, that looks absolutely perfect and I can almost smell the fragrant passion fruit emanating from my screen

    • Reply Swah August 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Every time I opened the fridge door, the smell of passionfruit wafted out. It was wonderful!

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