Recipe

What To Do With Your Surplus Of Feijoas

By Grace Noles
Feijoas in basket overspilling

One of the most fruitful seasons is upon us – Feijoa Season. While this time of year usually means drop-ins to work, friends, and family with bags of feijoas, we're stuck at home with kilograms of the fruit in our backyards. (Remember, dropping feijoas to friends is not an essential errand).

While they're delicious on their own, it can get quite tiring working your way through the entire tree. It's time to get creative – here's a few of our favourite recipes to use up your feijoa stash.

Baked Feijoa Cheesecake

Baked Feijoa Cheesecake

No one can turn down a slice of cheesecake – Our recipe adds a slight tangy taste to cut through the richness of a traditional cheesecake.

What you'll need:

1 packet of your favourite plain biscuits (we use Digestives)

120g butter, melted

450g cream cheese

3/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 eggs

6 feijoas

1 tablespoon honey

Getting started:

  1. Preheat oven to 160° bake and grease a medium-sized cake tin with butter.
  2. Crush your biscuits in a sealed bag with a rolling pin until a fine crumb is formed. Combine with the melted butter and push tightly into a cake tin. Place in fridge to chill.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the flesh of the feijoas and simmer on a low heat. Add the honey and stir until combine. Take off the heat and leave to cool.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla essence, and eggs until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Fold in the feijoa mixture until ripples of feijoa are seen throughout the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the biscuit base in the cake tin.
  7. Bake the cake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Leave to chill for 2 hours before slicing.
  8. Serve with yoghurt or cream, and enjoy!

Feijoa Milkshake

Feijoa Milkshake

An autumn treat usually greeted with excitement on a cafe menu, try your hand at creating a feijoa milkshake on your own accord.

What you'll need:

4 feijoas

1 tablespoon plain yoghurt

1 tablespoon honey

Dash of cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 ripe banana

1 1/4 cups milk of your choice

Handful of ice

Getting started:

  1. Extract the flesh of 4 feijoas and place in a blender.
  2. Add in your yoghurt, honey, cinnamon, vanilla essence, banana, and milk. Blitz until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass over ice, garnish with a slice of feijoa on the side, and enjoy!

Whole Roasted Feijoas

Whole Roasted Feijoas

Best served hot and served with melting ice cream, this dish is a winter warmer and works as a great way to cook feijoas in bulk.

What you'll need:

10 feijoas

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup of white wine (a sweet one works best)

1 cinnamon stick

2 tablespoons honey

Cream or ice cream for serving

Getting started:

  1. Preheat oven to 160° bake and grease a low baking dish with butter.
  2. In a saucepan, simmer the white wine, butter, honey, and cinnamon on a low heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Carefully peel your feijoas, keeping them intact as a whole feijoa. Place into the baking dish.
  4. Pour the white wine mixture over the feijoas and cover with tinfoil. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Serve with a side of cream or ice cream, and dig in!

Feijoa, Kiwifruit, and Pineapple Cocktail

Feijoa Cocktail

Add a little boozy punch to your homegrown feijoas, it's a known match made in heaven. Feel free to swap each fruit out for your favourite, the combinations are endless.

What you'll need:

2 feijoas

1 kiwifruit

1/4 cup chopped pineapple (frozen works too)

2 shots of a vodka of your choice

Handful of ice

Wedge of lime (optional)

Getting started:

  1. Scoop the flesh of 2 feijoas into a food processor.
  2. Add in the kiwifruit, pineapple, vodka, and ice. Add an optional squeeze of lime if you like.
  3. Blitz until combined and pour into your favourite cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of lime and enjoy responsibly!
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