Passion Fruit Souffle

Posted on by on April 16th, 2011 | 43 Comments »

As I sit here and write this I should probably be packing for our trip tomorrow. We leave at 6am for a week in Istanbul, Turkey. Instead I am sitting outside watching my husband play with the dogs, savoring the last bit of passion fruit on my lips from the passion fruit soufflés I just made. I suppose I could have packed instead but how was I supposed to leave all these ripened passion fruits behind as I left for a week? They would surely go bad and that would be a waste. Luckily for me these fluffy, light soufflés made use of all but 2 of them and the last 2 will be perfect in yogurt for breakfast.

I always thought that the word ‘soufflé’ just sounded hard. The French really do have a way of making seemingly intimidating food. The first time I made a soufflé I was actually astounded at how easy it was. All it requires is a little bit of time and love. Oh and self control because no matter how badly you want to open that oven while it cooks, you just can’t or you will ruin all your hard work. I wasn’t sure if it was beginners luck or what but my chocolate soufflés came out just perfect. I decided to stop while I was ahead, I conquered the souffle. Why ruin that wonderful moment of happiness and success with another go at a soufflé only to have it deflate or over cook? However, I just could not resist this recipe I found in the cookbook my mom had sent me (if you follow this blog you will see I refer to it often as its the only cookbook I have with me in Israel!-The Recipe Scrapbook). Passion fruit soufflés. PERFECT.

I set out once again, determined to make a perfect soufflé. I melted butter together with a small amount of flour added the sugar slowly and mixed in that vibrant and beautiful passion fruit pulp. My egg whites had perfectly stiff peaks and I folded them ever so gently into the passion fruit mixture. I placed the mixture into the ramekins and placed them into the oven. I watched in anticipation as the they slowly rose and turned ever so golden on top. I rushed them out in time to snap a few photos for you before they started to deflate. Oh the sweet taste of success and passion fruit soufflés.

If you have never tried to make a soufflé because, like me you were just to afraid to mess up something so wonderful, take to mind what the eccentric and wonderful James Beard said; ” The only thing that will make a soufflé fall is when it knows you are afraid of it”. So set out, determined, unafraid. You too can make a perfect soufflé.


Ingredients (serves 2)

20 Grams Butter, Plus more for greasing
1 Tablespoon Flour
1/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Sugar, Plus more for dusting ramekins
1/2 Cup Passion Fruit Pulp (about 3 1/2-4  passion fruits)
3 Egg Whites
Confectioners Sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 350F and put a baking sheet in oven to heat.
Lightly grease 2 ramekins with butter and dust lightly with sugar. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add flour, stirring until foaming (about 1 minute)
Remove from heat and gradually add milk.
Return to heat and stir constantly until sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute longer.
Transfer mixture to a medium size mixing bowl and stir in the sugar and passion fruit pulp.
With an electric mixer beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
In batches, gently fold egg whites into passion fruit mixture until fully incorporated.
Spoon mixture into ramekins and place on the heated oven tray.
Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed up and tops are slightly golden and soufflé is wobbly.
Dust with confectioners sugar and serve immediately. A soufflé waits for no man!


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  1. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    Ha! I like that the souffle is feisty! I will not let it scare me. My excuse is that I have no ramekins….not that I’m scared. No really. I’ll beat that souffle into submission…

    Okay, I’m scared. These look brilliant tho. Well done! Have a wonderful and safe trip to Turkey. Eat everything!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-16-2011

      Thanks Parsley Sage! It will be a great trip! We are doing a culinary tour while there. SO.EXCITED. Go out and get yourself some ramekins and make a souffle girl 🙂

  2. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    What a wonderful site and blog you have! Congratulations. What a send-off on your trip with your soufflés. I ADORE soufflé and yours with passion fruit is just a gorgeous touch. It’s exciting to use up what’s left and discover all sorts of amazing meals. After that you’ll want to stay? ;-)) No, enjoy your trip and will look forward to hearing about your adventures!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-16-2011

      Thanks so much Jill! I am going to update the blog in the travel section while I’m there and I will be sure to write about the Culinary Tour we are doing!

  3. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    Hello my friend. How are you? Have I told you that you have an incredibly professional site here? Amazing. I stopped by to say that I enjoy getting your feeds on my FaceBook page. I also wanted to let yo know that I just put up a new post on my blog. Please stop by. Thanks. Shalom.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-16-2011

      Thanks so much Mario! I am so glad you like it. I will make sure to stop by your site!

  4. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    Wow this looks delicious and such a cute serving! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-17-2011

      Thanks Kelly!

  5. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    You’ve seriously been hitting all my favorite flavors lately! First you had that blood orange and now passion fruit, which btw is my all time favorite! Your souffle looks flawless! Have a great trip!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-17-2011

      Thanks Meghan! Passion fruit is my favorite too!! Soooo good.

  6. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    Congratulations on your well deserved award!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-17-2011

      Thank you so much Christine! I am so flattered that you think so highly of my blog! It makes me so happy 🙂

  7. Posted on: 4-17-2011

    Hi Beth! I love the picture right above Ingredients. It’s like one from a magazine! I love passion fruits and never had one that’s in a souffle! You always try something unique and I look forward to what you would cook next. Have a safe trip and I will be checking your Culinary Tour!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-17-2011

      Thanks Nami! Im trying all different lenses and techniques with the photos! So much to learn about food photography.

  8. Posted on: 4-17-2011

    I am among the ones intimidated by soufles! I have never made one! But you make it sound soooo easy! They look so perfect! I saw your picture on foodgawker: well done Beth!!! And have fun in Istanbul, I have heard it is an amazing city! 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-17-2011

      Thanks Manu! I was so excited to have a photo on foodgawker, its so exciting because everyone on there is soooo talented! Dont be intimidated by souffles, you can totally do it!

  9. Posted on: 4-17-2011

    Wow, those look lovely. And I am glad to hear you say that souffle isn’t too hard, I’ve been tempted to try and haven’t gotten to it yet. Thanks for the tips!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-18-2011

      Thank you fooddreamer! You should trey to make a souffle!! Let me know how your first attempt goes, Im sure it will be great.

  10. Posted on: 4-17-2011

    Gorgeous! It’s so funny… every time I see Passion Fruit, I think in Portuguese for some reason! (It’s maracuja in Portuguese)… LOL. Anyway, this souffle looks light and flavorful… in a word perfect! Have a safe and great trip and can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-18-2011

      Thanks Tiffany! When I see passion fruit I think in Hebrew because here I am so used to calling in by its Hebrew name, passiflora.

  11. Posted on: 4-17-2011

    Oh… I want one… You are welcome to come make me one of those anytime your heart desires! haha! Looks amazing Beth!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-18-2011

      Thanks Farmer wife! If I could travel everywhere and make souffles for people that would be great! But, since I dont see that happening anytime soon, next time you find yourself in Israel Ill be sure to make one for you hahah 🙂

  12. Posted on: 4-18-2011

    my mom makes pineapple soufle and it tastes incredible. i have also tried mango soufle which i adore as well. i can’t wait to try your passion fruit soufle now which i am sure tastes awesome!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-20-2011

      Cakewhiz, pineapple souffle sounds amazing! As does mango souffle. My husband and I are big mango fans, that may have to be next!

  13. Posted on: 4-18-2011

    Beautiful job. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by souffles.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-20-2011

      Thanks Briarrose! Dont be intimidated!!

  14. Posted on: 4-19-2011

    I have made a chocolate souffle which was actually easier than anticipated but have not really worked much with passion fruit. Guess that will be one of my next challenges.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-20-2011

      Fran, the passion fruit souffle was just as easy as the chocolate souffle! Give it a try

  15. Posted on: 4-19-2011

    These would make me slack off on the packing too! They look fantastic.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen passion fruit around here…I’ll have to keep my eye out. I’d love to try cooking with them.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-20-2011

      Thanks Karen. You should def keep an eye open for passion fruit. Its sooo yummy!

  16. Posted on: 4-20-2011

    Wonderful! I just brought back some passion fruit from our trip in Hawaii. This just might be what some call fate! Lovely lovely photos. Enjoy your trip, I’ve always wanted to go to Istanbul!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-20-2011

      Thanks Sarah, these would be a wonderful thing to make with your passion fruit!

  17. Posted on: 4-24-2011

    I’ve never had passion fruit, and I was just talking with a friend about my lack of souffle experience. I think I should start with this recipe. It looks amazing!


    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-25-2011

      Kristi, this is a great thing to make for your first souffle and passion fruit experience!

  18. Posted on: 4-26-2011

    Gorgeous! I rarely use passion fruit, but I really ought to. Thanks for reminding me 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-1-2011

      Thanks Rosemarried! It wasnt until I moved to Israel that I started using passion fruit to cook, its such a wonderful fruit!

  19. Posted on: 4-27-2011

    I love the crunch of the passion fruit seeds 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-1-2011

      Chopinandmysaucepan, The crunch of the passion fruit is wonderful! I too love it!

  20. Posted on: 4-29-2011

    these look divine beth! i love making souffles, they are such a crowd pleaser and if you know how (which is easy) it is a breeze 🙂

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-1-2011

      Thanks Bianca! Souffles really are a breeze once you realize that you can make them 🙂

  21. Posted on: 12-3-2011

    This looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  22. Posted on: 1-16-2012

    Mmmm… Your Passionfruit souffles look delicious – I have also made and posted some – are they not the best and most yum souffles ever?

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 5-22-2012

      They are the absolute BEST

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