6 of the best feijoa recipes to use up all the fruit
It's the time of year when feijoa trees are bearing their wonderful fruit and the price is plummeting in the supermarket, so it's best to make the most of it.
Whether they're from your tree in the backyard or from the local store, we have collected our favourite recipes for you to try.
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1. FEIJOA SHORTBREAD WITH PASSIONFRUIT CURD
It's passionfruit season, too. Combine the fruits in a classic Kiwi accompaniment to tea. The passionfruit curd is extremely versatile, so it can be used in just about anything else you might like.
2. EMMA BOYD'S FEIJOA PARFAIT AND CHUTNEY
Emma Boyd is fond of feijoa, both foraging and cooking, so you know she'll treat them right.
Use this chutney at the start of the meal to accompany baked Camembert on a cheese board, or the end, with a feijoa and lime parfait.
Hot, with cream; or cold, with coffee, this shortcake from Ray McVinnie is a real winter warmer.
If you've got plenty of feijoas to play with, this recipe calls for 24, so it will surely make a good dent in the crop.
Super simple and only a few ingredients, this recipe will keep cooks happy.
This is a great way to savour the taste of unadulterated feijoa, so make several, or one big one.
It may sound like a strange combination, but Ray McVinnie reckons it's a great match.
"The combination works well with the richness of this pudding. The feijoas scent the whole dish," he says.
NZ Gardener editor Jo McCarroll used a rather large haul of the green beauties to create a great wine, which you can, too - and it goes well with a bit of blue cheese.