Every time you hit up the grocery store you walk away with the same ole fruit. Bananas, strawberries, apples, and maybe some raspberries if you鈥檙e feeling wild. All of those are great of course, but if you鈥檙e planning a romantic date night, they don鈥檛 exactly scream sexy. Step out of your comfort zone and go for a bag of tropical passion fruit. While it may not join your favorite fruit salad anytime soon, it鈥檚 wonderful for mixing into cakes, brownies, and ice cream. Keep on scrolling for 15 recipes to serve your sweetie.

1. Passion Fruit Raspberry Layer Cake: Romance is all about the grand gestures, and nothing is more magnificent than a fruit-filled layer cake. There鈥檚 passion fruit in the buttercream and the cake itself, so there鈥檚 tart flavor in every bite. (via Not Quite Nigella)

2. Chocolate Passion Fruit Brownies: If you鈥檝e never paired passion fruit with chocolate brownies, you need to go preheat your oven *right now.* These happen to be gluten- and dairy-free, so if your significant other has dietary restrictions, your thoughtfulness will be very appreciated. (via Wholesome Patisserie)

3. Passion Fruit Pannacotta: Luscious pannacotta has a silky and palatable texture that鈥檒l contrast perfectly with passionfruit. (via The Pretty Blog)

4. Healthier Banana, Passion Fruit, and Coconut Loaf: Who doesn鈥檛 love a healthy dessert that doubles as breakfast the morning after? Infuse your typical banana bread with passion fruit and coconut for a moist and delicious treat you can enjoy whenever you like. (via The Brick Kitchen)

5. No-Churn Passion Fruit Ice Cream: You don鈥檛 need a bulky machine to make this passion fruit ice cream. (via The Kate Tin)

6. Passion Fruit and Meringue Eclairs: If you really want to show off your pastry skills 脿 la Great American Baking Show, fancy-pants eclairs are a surefire way to do so. These are filled with a passion fruit cream and expertly decorated with lime zest, fresh passionfruit, and Italian meringue. (via Lil鈥 Cookie)

7. Passion Fruit Cr猫me Br没l茅e: It鈥檚 about to get hot up in here. First, you鈥檒l need to break out your handheld torch to finish off this steamy passion fruit cr猫me br没l茅e. (via Love and Olive Oil)

8. Passion Fruit Coconut Slice: Taste and smell are our greatest memory triggers. If you and your sweetheart have wonderful beach vacation memories, these tropical passion fruit bars will incite the best of them. (via Donna Hay)

9. Passion Fruit Bundt Cake With Passionfruit Syrup: You can never go wrong with a classic Bundt cake paired with a unique syrup. (via Recipes from a聽Pantry)

10. Passion Fruit Tart With Caramelized Rum Pineapple: It would be worth adding passion fruit to your desserts just for the beautiful speckled presentation. Luckily, it鈥檚 also absolutely delicious. Try it out in this boozy tart with a big scoop of ice cream on the side. (via Donna Hay)

11. Passion Fruit and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows: Not all date night desserts have to be extravagant works of art. Cuddle up after dinner with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and a pile of these homemade passion fruit marshmallows on top. (via The Sugar Hit)

12. Passion Fruit Cupcakes With Citrus Buttercream Frosting: Cupcakes are always a safe bet for dessert. These bright and tangy passionfruit cupcakes have a fresh citrus flavor that鈥檒l be an excellent end to a lovely meal. (via Design. Bake. Run)

13. Pavlova With Cream and Passion Fruit: Don鈥檛 let yourself be intimidated by this luxurious pavlova. Just be sure to allow plenty of cooking time and your impressive dish will be the topic of conversation for months. (via Eat, Little Bird)

14. Three-Ingredient Passion Fruit Popsicles: When it鈥檚 warm out, you may not gravitate toward heavy cakes and pies. These pops lend a cool finish to a hot date night. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

15. White Chocolate and Passion Fruit Cheesecake: Get ready for the look of adoration your date will give you when they see you鈥檝e made white chocolate cheesecake. If you can鈥檛 find fresh passion fruit at the grocery, you can pick out a can of passion fruit pulp that鈥檚 packed in syrup to spread all over the top. (via Decor8 Blog)

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