Tamarillos page 5

Tamarillos are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, carotene and fibre.  

Decorate trifles, pavlovas and salads with rings of gold and red tamarillo

Substitute tamarillos for cherries in a Black Forest Gateau

Tamarillo and Bacon Stir Fry

1 large kumara, chopped
2 Onions , chopped
5 rashers of Bacon, sliced into strips
Stir fry until nearly cooked

then add: 1 tblsp finely chopped ginger
2-3 red tamarillos, diced
Stir fry a little more then finely slice 1/2 a red cabbage and place on top.

Turn heat down and very gently simmer with a lid on until cabbage is cooked. Lightly toss and serve with rice and whole boiled small beetroots.

Tamarillo and Apple Muffins
2 cups self rising flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 ozs (50 g) melted unsalted butter
1/2 large cooking (Granny Smith) apple, peeled cored and grated and 1 large tamarillo peeled and chopped.
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup seedless raisins
1/4 cup milk

Pre heat oven to 190 degrees F
Mix sifted flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
In a separate bowl beat eggs and sugar stir in melted butter, grated apple ,tamarillos and vanilla. Stir and add raisins and milk. Stir.
Fold in flour mixture - do not overmix. Spoon into paper cases or thoroughly greased muffin tins. Bake 15-20 mins .

Tamarillo Cream Crepes

4 cups fresh peeled sliced and sprinkled in sugar tamarillos
1 - 14 oz (375ml) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy cream , whipped
12 dessert crepes

Beat milk with lemon juice until thick. Fold in sliced tamarillo and whipped cream. Divide among crepes, and fold. Garnish with additional whipped cream and a slice of tamarillo or kiwi fruit on top.  6 servings.


Tamarillo Royale

Poach eight small tamarillos that have been peeled and quartered lengthwise in a little sugar and water and 1/4 teasp chinese five spice, then drain.

In individual dessert bowls layer tamarillo with 1 cup of cream that has been whipped and has had 3 small meringues broken up into it.Top with a small meringue.

Dust with carob powder.