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Papaya and passion fruit mess recipe

Papaya and passion fruit mess recipe

11 ratings

Packed with tropical flavours, this papaya, passion fruit and meringue mess makes for a delicious dessert that can be made in just 10 minutes. The sharpness of the passion fruit cuts through the sweet meringue, while the creamy papaya and fresh lime zest add delicious flavour. Simply omit the alcohol for a child-friendly version. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 327 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 papaya, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 passion fruit, pulp only
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only
  • 50g (2oz) double cream
  • 15g (1/2oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut liqueur or rum (optional)
  • 2 meringues, crushed
  • 10g (1/2oz) shelled pistachios, toasted and crushed
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 23%
  • Saturates

    9g 43%
  • Sugars

    43g 47%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43.3g Protein 2.9g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Place the papaya, lime zest, passion fruit pulp, caster sugar and vanilla into a bowl to marinade. Whisk the cream and brown sugar with a hand-held whisk. It needs to be a really soft whip. Fold the alcohol through, if using.
  2. Layer a 1/4 of the crushed meringue at the bottom of a large glass, then spoon in a 1/4 papaya mix, then a 1/4 of the cream. Repeat, finishing with some fruit pulp and pistachios on top. Do this in 2 glasses.

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