We spent Good Friday at the in-laws, and on our way home on Saturday afternoon stopped at a couple of road-side fruit stores. At one of the fruit stores, they were selling feijoas by the kilo for about $3, feijoas are on of my favourite fruits, so as soon as I saw them, I had to buy a bag.
When I got home, I put them into a fruit bowls and then realised that I had a KILO feijoas, and I didn’t know what to do with them – Phillip doesn’t like them, and I wasn’t sure if I could eat a kilo before they went off (I could try I guess).
Luckily we also bought a couple of bags of apples at one of the stores, so I decided to make an apple and feijoa crumble.
Stewed Apple & Feijoa Crumble
Stewed Apple with Feijoa
- 12 ripe feijoas peeled and diced (or scooped out and mashed)
- 2 apples, peeled and diced (I used one, because the apples we have are huge, seriously they’re the size of b-cups)
- 2 Tbs butter
- 2 Tbs brown sugar (extra sugar if needed)
- 1 C flour (I used organ all purpose, because while I hate using organ in baking, it makes an awesome gluten free crumble)
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 75g butter (I used about 50, because that’s all we had, and it worked out well).
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C
- Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat
- Add the diced apple, and stir well covering the apples in the apples in sugary buttery goodness. Cover with the lid and let cook on a gentle heat for about 10 minutes or until bubbling.
- Add the feijoas and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes (I added a couple of extra handfuls of brown sugar at this point as well, because I feel that base of a crumble is never caramely enough for me).
- For the Crumble, place the flour and sugar into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add the diced butter and butter and flour between your fingertips until the mixture is coarse like breadcrumbs.
- Place the stewed apple into an ovenproof dish, and spread the crumble evenly on top.
- Put the dish in the oven and cook for abut 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Do you love feijoas as much as I do? I think they’re either a love them or hate them food (I can’t see why anyone would hate them).
Also, if you end up making this crumble and what you thought of it (my feijoa hating husband said he liked it, so I think I’m right in assuming everyone loves dessert), I’d love to know.