It is feijoa season now and with such a plentiful supply it is a great time to enjoy this lovely fruit.
I love to eat fresh feijoas by cutting them in half and scooping out the flesh with a teaspoon but they are even better baked in a beautiful hot crumble dessert. I don’t add sugar to the fruit because I think the crumble topping is sweet enough but it’s optional.
This recipe is easy to prepare in a jiffy. I like to put it together before sitting down to dinner so that it is in the oven cooking away while you are having a leisurely dinner with friends or family.
By the time the main meal is finished up you have a piping hot crumble to pull out of the oven and place on the table while it is still steaming… then pile on the ice cream, yum!
I like the addition of muesli in my recipe because it gives a lovely texture. Choose a nutty variety, perhaps with raisins or sultanas in addition to nuts for extra texture. This is also the reason I use raw sugar.
- 1-2 apples sliced
- 2 cups feijoas sliced
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup muesli
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 150 g cold butter
Preheat oven to 180C
Place the apples and feijoas in the bottom of a baking dish and add the water.
Alternatively, you may wish to use stewed fruit but I always find that using fresh fruit works just fine.
In a large bowl mix together all the dried ingredients. Cut up the butter into small chunks and add to the bowl then rub the butter through the dried ingredients until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Sprinkle the crumbed mixture onto the fruit in the baking dish.
Bake for 20 -30 minutes or until the crumble becomes brown and crispy in places. You should also see some of the fruit bubble and caramelise aground the edges.
Serve with ice cream, custard or yoghurt.
If by any chance there are any left overs…
…they will make a delicious breakfast heated slightly and served with hot milk.