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Emigrated from America to New Zealand and never looked back. Couldn't have asked for a better husband, family & life!


Sorry I have been away for too long. Unlike some folks, I can't bring myself to blog at work whilst getting paid to do my job, so I just run out of time altogether. Here I thought I might try mobile blogging since it seems like I might be more apt to keep up this way. We shall see! :o)

In any case, tamarillos are a sort of tree tomato grown here in NZ and many other similar climates. They are similar in taste to a tomato...with a deep rich red colour and highly concentrated somewhat tart tomato flavour, which has most Kiwis using them more like a sour fruit and adding sugar, which is what I tried here.

This is a very simple recipe using only blanched, peeled, and sliced tamarillos and sugar on a round of puff pastry.


7 Lg Tamarillos, peeled & sliced
2 x 20 cm Rounds of Puff Pastry
1/2 Cup Sugar (more or less)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

You simply boil a pot of water, add the fruit and allow them to cook just long enough to loosen the skins for peeling.

Lay the rounds of pastry onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Cover each pastry round with a single layer of tamarillo slices, then sprinkle generously with sugar and bake 15-20 minutes.

I must admit that I wasn't sure about this one, but it was not bad... I will even have another piece! Not sure I'd make it for guests though...unless they were particularly keen.

That's all for now. Happy cooking!