Tamarillos page 4

 Tamarillos make a great fruit wine

Tamarillos mix well with red meats. Try grilled or barbecued tamarillo halves with steak. Add small whole tamarillos, tamarillo chutney or pickle to a casserole or stir fried meat dish. Add a thick slice or two to a kebab stick.        

 Tamarillo Chutney

24 peeled and sliced tamarillos
6 apples
6 onions
4 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons mixed allspice
1 teaspon cayene pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups vinegar

Chop up tamarillos, onions and apples. Mix in other ingredients and boil for one hour.


tamarillo pizza

Pizzas : Chopped tamarillos combine well with mushrooms, bacon, ham, olives, pineapple, aubergine, onions and garlic chilli, capsicums, sour cream, coriander, also use tamarillo sauce or chutney on the base.

 Tamarillo Jam

For every cup of peeled and chooped fruit add 3/4 cups of sugar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.Boil until jam sets ( approx 50 mins)

Variations: 3/4 tamarillos 1/4 apple
                   3/4 tamarillo 1/4  kiwi fruit
            and try gold tamarillos and apricots

 Tamarillo Leathers

2 cups fresh tamarillo puree
1 cup apple sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

Combine puree with apple sauce, lemon juice and sugar.Line a 10 X 15 inch tray with plastic wrap. Pour fruit into pan and spread evenly. Bake about 5 hrs at 200 F or until leather pulls away from wrap.

Flip leather out and peel away plastic - remove any mixture that has not "set". Cut into slices and wrap each in plastic. 

Tamarillo Spicy Sauce
3lbs (1.3kgs) tamarillos, 1 large granny smith apples, 1 large onion, all skinned and chopped.
Add 1 lb 10 ozs ( 700gms) sugar, 1 pint (750 ml bottle) vinegar, 1 teaspoon ginger,
1 level teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.Boil 2 hours with no lid on, stirring often then strain through a murlie.