Homemade passionfruit cordial

After coming back from a visit to Mum & Dad loaded with fresh homegrown fruit, I was looking for something to do with the half-dozen passionfruit they gave me.  I came across this recipe on taste.com.au

I came up slightly short on the amount of passionfruit needed – I only had enough for 3/4 cup but it still tastes great!!

Passionfruit Cordial

1 cup white sugar

1 & 1/2 cups water

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup fresh passionfruit pulp

Ice cubes, to serve

Sparkling water, chilled, to serve

Place the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.  Increase heat to medium and bring to the boil.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly.  Stir in the passionfruit pulp.  Set aside for 30 minutes to cool.  Strain the syrup through a fine sieve into a jug, pushing the pulp through with the back of a spoon.  Discard seeds.  Pour syrup into an airtight bottle and seal.  Place in the fridge to chill.  Serve with ice cubes and sparkling water – adding the cordial to taste.

I had some with lemonade – it’s quite sweet, so next time I’ll grab the soda water!  It taste just like Pasito…