Saturday, April 17, 2010

 Feijoa Crumble
Feijoas are a fruit I had never heard of until we moved to NZ. Some people dislike them and some absolutely love them. There seems to be very little inbetween! I love them. They are pretty perfumy and have a unique flavour. They also make amazing crumble either on their own or with apple.
We have three trees, they're not huge yet, but since we planted them 3 years ago they give us a great crop. They are very seasonal and don't last long in the fruit bowl so you need to use them. I eat them, a lot, but also stew then freeze them so we can have crumble all year.

Tonight we're having our first crumble of the season! I stewed some this morning, with just a wee bit of sugar. Then made the topping

cup each of plain flour and rolled oats
cup raw sugar
50g cold butter, cubed

I just use my hands to mix it up so that it resembles breadcrumbs. Sprinkle on top of stewed feijoas then cook at 180 for about 25 minutes or until golden and yummy.


  1. Laura I haven't tried them, I don't have an adventurous palate, but I'll give them a go.

  2. oh yum yum yum!!! served with a huge dollop of cream

  3. Rose, you should! They are lovely, I reckon.
    Bella, I wish! We sat down, spooned in a bit of crumble, opened the cream, and luckily for some reason I smelt it before pouring huge amounts of it all over my crumble, cos it was off! Ew. So the more healthy natural yoghurt was used instead.

  4. Oh these little green ovals of sweet loveliness are something I soooooooo miss since immigrating to Australia.. I mention Feijoas here and people look at me blankly... I grew up in rural NZ and and our place at Mungatapere not far from Whagarei had a hedge of them, I used to sit under these tree's after school with nothing more than a teaspoon.


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