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24 fabulous feijoa recipes that will help you make the most of the season

As far as the feijoa season in New Zealand goes, when it rains, it pours. If you're lucky enough to have a feijoa tree in your backyard, you need to get creative to keep up with the supply. These gorgeous recipes are a good place to start!

By Harriet Keown
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    Feijoa and cinnamon breakfast bread

    This feijoa bread is the best way to start a day, especially when toasted and spread with our honey butter. Whether as a breakfast-in-bed treat for Mother's Day or for any old weekend morning, it will always be a hit.


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    Feijoa and chocolate friands

    Feijoa and chocolate are great friends, and their respective flavours combine wonderfully in these soft, rich little cakes. Enjoy with a cup of tea for a gorgeous autumn treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Feijoa coconut lime cake

    This recipe is a little beauty. I’ve baked this as a birthday cake countless times and it’s always a winner. The feijoas pair so well with the coconut and lime, making a delightfully zingy and zesty treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Feijoa custard tart

    Try this easy tart, served with a gingernut crumb and lashings of whipped cream, the next time you need to impress with a dessert. It’s simply gorgeous.

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    Pear and feijoa almond nut crumble

    Combining the very best of sweet, tangy and crunchy, this pear and feijoa crumble is a star. Cooked until golden and served with cream and a drizzle of honey, it's an autumn dish that is too good to pass up!


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    Savoury feijoa skin compôte

    Nici's delicious savoury feijoa skin compote recipe is a terrific use for those leftover feijoa skins, and its incredible sweet-tart flavour is the perfect foil for roast pork.

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    Feijoa and apple hazelnut ginger crumble

    We never tire of a decent crumble and they’re the easiest dessert to make! Nici's feijoa and apple hazelnut ginger crumble is the perfect dessert to enjoy warm with cream, yoghurt or ice cream.

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    Feijoa, thyme and blue cheese muffins

    The delicious savoury tones of feijoas work beautifully with the blue cheese and thyme in Nici Wickes's incredible feijoa muffins that are brilliant enjoyed with a hot cup of tea or coffee

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Feijoa walnut cake

    Nici's incredible feijoa walnut cake is unimaginably delicious and a great way to make the most of the feijoa season! It can be served for dessert or enjoyed as a sticky, magnificent treat.

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    Feijoa colada

    Fresh, fruity and wonderfully light, this delicious feijoa colada recipe is the perfect Autumn treat to sit down and relax with


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    Feijoa smoothie with banana and vanilla yoghurt

    Got lots of feijoas on your hands? Drink 'em! This feijoa smoothie recipe is packed with spinach, vanilla yoghurt and bananas to create a super creamy drink. Serve breakfast bowl style with muesli for a real treat


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    Poached feijoas with orange, cinnamon and spices

    Enjoy feijoas for months to come with this delicious poached feijoa recipe. Infuse with zesty orange and warming spices like cinnamon and star anise, then jar and serve with ice cream, brownies or porridge. Yum!


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    Feijoa slice with coconut crumble topping

    Make the most of feijoa season with this moreish feijoa slice recipe. With a golden base, cinnamon and feijoa filling and coconut crumble topping, this is a sweet treat you've got to try while you can


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    Oat hotcakes with feijoa and apple sauce

    Hotcakes are taken to a delicious new level in this tasty recipe. Oaty, vanilla laced hotcakes are served with a sweet and fragrant feijoa and apple sauce for an autumn breakfast the whole family will love


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    Feijoa and apple pie with spiced spelt pastry

    Eleanor Ozich's feijoa and apple pie recipe is tangy and sweet, but not overly so. Serve with thick Greek yoghurt or gently whipped cream for a divine autumn dessert feijoa lovers won't be able to resist

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Feijoa, lime and poppy seed muffins

    Dive into this season's feijoa frenzy with this irresistible feijoa, lime and poppy seed muffin recipe. Gently spiced with ginger and topped with sugared feijoas, this recipe is an autumn essential

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Feijoa crème brûlée

    A French classic gets a very Kiwi twist in this gorgeous feijoa crème brûlée recipe. Crack into these stunning desserts at your next special autumn occasion

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Feijoa conserve

    This conserve recipe is a must-try for any feijoa fiend. Serve alongside your favourite soft cheese and gourmet crackers or gift a jar to loved ones

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    Feijoa and apple upside-down cake

    Because feijoa and apple seasons coincide, it seems only right to pop them both into one cake! They work well in this moist upside-down cake recipe from Nici Wickes

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    Boozy feijoa and gingernut mascarpone pudding

    This feijoa ginger mascarpone pudding is Nici Wickes' take on the original “gingernut log”. The flavours along with the creamy texture make this a popular dessert. Who doesn’t like a boozy, fruity dessert?

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    Mum’s ginger sponge with feijoa cream filling

    There’s just something about a sponge cake that fills you with delight! Nici Wickes' mum made them often when she was growing up, with fillings of strawberries, passionfruit, peaches or whatever fruit was in season and always with plenty of whipped cream.

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    Feijoa and custard crumble tart

    This feijoa crumble recipe has layers of delicious sweet pastry, feijoas, custard and crumble that combine to make an irresistible slice - perfect for an afternoon treat with a cup of tea!

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