simple stewed tamarillo

This is such an easy recipe and you can adjust it as per you want – extra or less sugar – more or less water – I add more water than most as I love the intensely flavoured liquid left at the bottom of the bowl – use it over your cereal for breakfast – don’t waste a thing!


10 tamarillo
2 1/2 cups water
¾ cup sugar
1-2 Tbsp custard powder
a little cold water


1. Pour boiling water over the fruit in a bowl. Leave for three to five minutes. With a small paring knife remove the skin and stem from the fruit. Slice the fruit – a large tamarillo about 4 slices.
2.Place in a pot with water and boil for a few minutes, add sugar. Mix the custard powder with just enough cold water to make a paste and add to the mix stirring from time to time.
3. The mixture will thicken and as it cools even more.


* Delicious with ice-cream and natural yoghurt for breakfast!