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Upside Down Passionfruit Pie

February 28, 2017

How we wish we were in New Orleans right now hanging out in a balcony on Bourbon Street looking out at all the Mardi Gras celebrations taking place! We aren’t particularly fans of the scene going down on Bourbon, it’s freaking crazy out there, but it’s the best part of French Quarter to be at in order to enjoy the celebrations.

 

 

Trust me, we truly considered going this year for Mardi Gras because our friends, Angie and Marius, from Anchorage, Alaska invited us to join them. We think about it every year but their invitation was pretty convincing. Unfortunately, a huge assignment came through for me that I have to travel for so this Upside Down Passionfruit Pie is just going to have to bring Mardi Gras home to us.

 

Originally, we wanted to make some King Cake Bites for the blog and to take with us on the road. But since we didn’t head over to New Orleans {bummer} we made this fantastic Upside Down Passionfruit Pie, you can thank my wife for the name. And for the inspo. This helped us use up a pouch of frozen juice pulp before heading out of town on a new business adventure.

 

 

Mardi Gras History

 

The true meaning of the Mardi Gras celebration is of Christian background. Also known as Fat Tuesday, the true French to English translation. Plus, it’s always celebrated on a Tuesday in February. This huge carnival of a celebration is after the Epiphany, or better known as Three Kings Day, and prior to Ash Wednesday.

 

The purpose and practice of the celebration is to eat the foods you are not allowed to eat during the season of Lent. Many people choose to fast from certain foods or activities during Lent; therefore, Mardi Gras celebrates the ability to indulge for one day and one night only.

 

 

Each city celebrates Mardi Gras differently. It is said that in New Orleans it is celebrated from Three Kings Day all the way till Ash Wednesday. Although it would be great if it was, Fat Tuesday is NOT a national holiday. Big bummer. But that doesn’t mean you cannot join in on the fun in either New Orleans or somewhere else in the world.

 

Mardi Gras is celebrated from one end of the earth to another. From Colombia to Brazil and Belgium to France, anywhere you want to go to celebrate the true carnival feast is possible. The easiest one of all? Make a delicious batch of Upside Down Passionfruit Pie to celebrate at home with your favorite loved ones.

 

 

Cheers!

 

XO

 

Upside Down Passionfruit Pie

 

Since we didn't head over to New Orleans, we made this fantastic Upside Down Passionfruit Pie, delicious and creamy for the perfect healthy treat.

 

 

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  2 hours 35 mins

Total time:  2 hours 45 mins

Serves: 8

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Instructions

  1. Follow recipe for Homemade Piecrust. Bake. Remove from oven. Allow to cool.

  2. Lower temperature to 325° F.

  3. Thaw passionfruit pulp.

  4. Separate egg yolks into a bowl. Add passionfruit and honey. Whisk until thick.

  5. Crumble piecrust into a bowl. Set aside.

  6. Use a strainer to pour upside down pie filling into each dessert glass.

  7. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool.

  8. Top with crumbled piecrust.

  9. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

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