Poached Feijoas

. April, 2015
Photography by Claire Aldous .
Poached Feijoas

Try this delicious and easy recipe for transforming an abundance of feijoas and passionfruit. Use firm but ripe fruit otherwise they will collapse when cooked.


½ cup caster sugar    
½ cup water
¼ cup white wine
6 passionfruit, pulp removed
long strips zest from 1 large lemon
3 long thin strips fresh peeled ginger
20 Feijoas, peeled


Place all the ingredients except the feijoas in a wide saucepan or deep sauté pan, large enough to hold them in a single layer. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. 

Cook for 3 minutes then add the feijoas. Reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer and cook for about 6-8 minutes, turning once, or until tender but not collapsing.

Using a slotted spoon, carefully transfer the feijoas to a shallow bowl.

Place the syrup back over the heat and boil for 5 minutes to reduce a little. Pour over the fruit and cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled with thick yoghurt or cream.