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A sweet and buttery biscuit with a big passionfruit hit.
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Passionfruit Biscuits

These Passionfruit Biscuits are sweet and buttery with a big passionfruit hit.

passionfruit biscuits

You’ll need about 6 passionfruit to make up these biscuits along with these basic ingredients:

  • butter
  • icing sugar
  • SR flour
  • cornflour
  • custard powder
  • salt.

Kitchen confidence

I’m happy to report that this recipe is the result of my developing kitchen confidence. 

I found a recipe for Passionfruit Biscuits in an old slices and biscuits recipe book that mum had given me at some stage.

However, I didn’t have enough of one of the ingredients when I went to make up the recipe. Normally, that would put an end to my efforts or I’d find something else to cook. But here, I decided to experiment a little – and was thrilled with the results.

I’m always happy when I get a good result as I’m no expert in the kitchen. I have degrees in law and science but my formal cooking training is limited to high school cooking classes!

However, I grew up surrounded by a love for home cooking. My mum, her mum (Nana Mac), and her mum’s mum (Nana Ling) have all taught me so much.

One of my favourite things as a child was to sit at the breakfast bar and watch mum roll out pastry for pies. And that was just one of the many things I watched my mum bake from that breakfast bar over the years.

I was also lucky enough to pick up little tips and tricks from my Nan Mac, who was known for her excellent sponges and mock chicken.

And then there’s my great grandmother, Nana Ling, who was gone before I arrived into the world. She’s still teaching me through the recipes she wrote by hand 80 years ago (and inspired this whole blog). 

And through this love of home cooking and my dedication to continue learning through this blog, I am at least finding myself more confident in the kitchen. I’m not an expert but I love learning and sharing what I’m learning – including this new Passionfruit Biscuits recipe. 

passionfruit biscuits method

Tips for perfect Passionfruit Biscuits

First, make sure you cream the butter, sugar and pulp until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the sifted dry ingredients, stirring to combine well.   Make sure your baking tray is greased well before placing tablespoons of mixture, rolled into balls, onto the tray. You should have about 20 balls and then you need to flatten each ball slightly with a fork.   Once cooked, allow to cool before icing.   And there you have it. Another simple recipe with delicious results.

passionfruit biscuits method

Mum’s Passionfruit Biscuits recipe

Keep scrolling for the tested and tweaked version.

passionfruit biscuits recipe
Passionfruit Biscuits

Passionfruit Biscuits

A sweet and buttery biscuit with a big passionfruit hit.
4.77 from 13 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: passionfruit biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 20 biscuits
Calories: 176kcal



  • 175 grams butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup passionfruit pulp (about 4 passionfruit)
  • 2 cups SR flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • pinch salt


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 passionfruit
  • 1 teaspoon boiling water



  • Pre-heat oven to moderate (170 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Cream butter, icing sugar and passionfruit pulp until light and fluffy.
  • Add sifted flour, cornflour, custard power and salt and stir to combine well.
  • Spoon tablespoons of mixture and roll into balls. Place onto a greased baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the tray before using a spatula to transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack.


  • Combine all ingredients and then drizzle over cooled biscuits.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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Friday 27th of January 2023

Love this recipe!! Made it and we scoffed the lot. Took some self-control to actually hold some off for the next day. Excellent way to use excess passionfruits too.

What I’m wondering is, how can I expand this to other fruits/ingredients? I’m guessing the pulp has a moisture content to work with the icing - have you tried it with other fruit?

Libby Hakim

Saturday 28th of January 2023

Hi Kristen - glad you loved the recipe. It's one of my faves, too. I haven't tried it with other fruit, but go ahead and experiment and let me know how you go! Happy cooking :)

Dianne Lord

Friday 19th of August 2022

I love this recipe it is so easy and delicious, doubles great if you need. I took it today for 50 people and had so many comments.

Libby Hakim

Friday 19th of August 2022

oh, that's lovely! Thanks for the lovely feedback, Dianne. Happy cooking! Libby x


Friday 23rd of October 2020

This sounds a great recipe, but before I make it just wondering are there no eggs in this recipe?


Friday 23rd of October 2020

That's right - no eggs. Happy cooking :)

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