Storage: Leave any smooth passion fruit out at room temperature until the skin begins to dimple and wrinkle and it becomes more fragrant - indications that it is ripe. Ripe passion fruit can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but also freezes extremely well for long term storage.
Shelf Life: Up to a few days in the refrigerator once ripe, months if frozen.
Passion fruit pulp is often pureed raw for use in desserts, sauces, and beverages, though it can be cooked. It excels in ice cream, sorbet, gelato, cheesecake, mousses, cocktails, and dessert sauces, and is a great way to brighten/lighten heavier desserts and entrées.
Passion fruit pairs well with cream, other tropical fruit, coconut, chocolate, seafood, chicken, and ginger. Good alcohol bases for passion fruit cocktails include sparkling white wines, dark rum, and tequila.