Things to try

  • Slice raw, peeled tamarillos and decorate flans, cakes, cheesecakes and pizza.

  • Add whole peeled tamarillos to a casserole or any dish (in the same way you would tomatoes).

  • Try wedges of red and golden tamarillo with a cheese-board.

  • Make an awesome sandwich with fresh wholemeal bread, cottage cheese and slices of peeled tamarillo.

  • Toss peeled and sliced tamarillos through salad greens.

  • Add a couple of peeled tamarillos to stewed apples – the perfect breakfast fruit or quick desert when served with custard.

  • Sliced tamarillo sprinkled with a little salt is delicious on a cracker or toast.

  • For an instant desert, cut the tamarillo in half, dust with icing sugar and scoop out the flesh with a teaspoon. Yum!  Add some ice-cream for extra extravagance.

  • Halve tamarillos, top with garlic butter and grill.

  • Puree and sieve poached tamarillos – drizzle over deserts, grilled chicken, pork or fish.

  • Dice tamarillo and avocado, add a little chopped chilli and onion for an awesome salsa.

  • Spread a pizza base with sweet chilli sauce and top with slices of peeled tamarillo and green pepper, finely chopped bacon, and blobs of sour cream.  Garnish with fresh coriander – devine!

  • Pureed tamarillo makes an excellent marinade adding flavour and tenderising the meat.

  • Tamarillos make great preserves, jams, chutneys, jellies, relishes, sauces and marmalades.

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