Delicious recipe alert: Chef Kerry Kilpin’s Passion Fruit Tart

Passion fruit is a favourite South African flavour during summer, however, it can be difficult to find great dishes to use this in. With these tropical fruits now being in season, we have a fabulous tried-and-tested recipe by renowned executive chef, Kerry Kilpin, from Steenberg Wine Estate.

“Over the years, passion fruit has featured as one of the components of many of my dishes. Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits to use in desserts, especially during summertime. I love the sweet/sour flavour!  My passion fruit tart can be made simply as a tart to enjoy at home, with minimal effort, or it can be used to accompany many flavours to make a more complex dessert.

This year it is featured on the New Year’s menu, at Tryn restaurant on the estate, and served with whipped coconut ganache, mango and lime salsa and yoghurt rocks.” says Kerry.

Passion fruit tart recipe

By Chef Kerry Kilpin

Tips: Pairs well with Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc


115g butter
60g castor sugar
150g flour
10g cornflour
1/2 egg yolk

Combine all the dry ingredients. Add butter and mix.
Add the vanilla and egg. Mix to form a ball.
Line a baking tin with the crust and bake blind, until nice and golden.


4 eggs
1 tin condensed milk
5g sponged gelatine
1 cup of granadilla juice with a few seeds (pulp of fresh fruit)

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Pour onto the baked crust.
Bake at 150°C, for 10 minutes or until firm with a slight wobble.
Cool and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Serve with ice cream of your choice and a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. And enjoy!