Pavê de Maracujá (Passion Fruit Trifle)

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This recipe I have for more than 20 years, a dear friend of mine gave it to me, and all the time I serve it, people love it. Pave is a creamy dessert place in layers of different textures, and usually mix cookies, cream, and fruit. This was the first time I made it in here, and I get so happy that one more time I could surprise my dear friends with its delicate special flavor. Simple and easy to make


For the Passion Fruit Mousse:

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 can (225 ml) table cream (separated of its liquid)

3/4 cup passion fruit pulp

We going to start this part, separating the juice from the table cream. This is simple process and important for the texture of the mousse. We going to make 2 little holes in the bottom of the can (on opposite sides) and let all the juices drop off. When stop to drop, just open completely the can in the bottom part, where we made the holes, and voila, no juices.

Mix together the condensed milk, the table cream, and the passion fruit pulp just until it get firm. Place in the fridge for 4o minutes before use.


For the Passion Fruit Sauce:

1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup passion fruit pulp mixed with 2 Tbsp corn starch

2 Tbsp passion fruit seeds (optional)


Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan, medium heat,  and stir without stop until it gets thick and almost transparent. The passion fruit seeds will give a pretty good looking in this dessert, but it is hard to find. It happens that I have passion fruit in my back yard, so I get the seeds, but, just make without them, it will not alter the flavor, just do not going to have the pretty black points in your super yellow sauce.


500 ml whipping heavy cream (very cold)

3 Tbsp sugar

1 pack (200 g) Maria cookies (from the Latin food section), broke in half

200 g semi sweet baking chocolate bar, shredded

Add heavy whipping cream and the sugar to a standalone mixer fitted with whisk attachment and whip on high until peaks begin to form.

In a glass bowl we going to start to build the layers, beginning with the whipping cream, on top of this layer, place the cookies with a space of 1/2 inch between them. On top of the cookies, the mousse, than the chocolate. Back to whipping cream, cookies, mousse, chocolate and go till the end. End it with whipping cream, and on top of all, the sauce.

Place on the fridge overnight, and next day enjoy.



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