This thick feijoa paste is like an old-fashioned fruit cheese. It also makes a nice little gift, wrapped up in greaseproof paper and tied with some twine.
This thick feijoa paste is like an old-fashioned fruit “cheese” and like the feijoa jam recipe we've also shared, it's a great companion for blue cheese. It also makes a nice little gift, wrapped up in greaseproof paper and tied with some twine.
3 cooking apples
10 medium feijoas, ends removed, peeled and chopped (reserve the peel)
600g white sugar
Remove the skin from feijoas and place in a large saucepan with the roughly chopped cooking apples (no need to peel or core them). Roughly chop the feijoa flesh and set aside.
Barely cover the apple and feijoa skin with water and cook until soft and mushy. This will make the cooking liquid for the feijoa. Strain cooked fruit through a fine sieve into a large pot, making sure to push down hard on the apples to get out all the juice. Discard the pulp from the apple and feijoa skin. Add feijoa flesh to liquid and cook until soft.
Push feijoa mixture through a sieve or mash to produce feijoa pulp. Add sugar to feijoa pulp and stir until dissolved. Cook slowly on lowest heat, stirring every 2-3 minutes until thick. This will take about 2 hours. When it’s ready, the spoon will leave a path in the mixture and will start to come away from the sides.
Line a slice tin with baking paper and quickly pour in the paste. Smooth the top. Place aside to set, then cut into squares, wrap in paper and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serve with cheese and crackers.