Feijoa Frenzy

Nothing brings more joy, gluttony and competition to get to the last fruit in this household than Feijoa season. These delicious little morsels only fruit for a short period of time in the autumn and early winter so we tend to feast on them while the opportunity presents itself.

Soooooooo yummy

Soooooooo yummy

Recently we acquired a few huge bags full and while we pigged out on a couple, I managed to save one to make some chutney. This stuff is so good it usually gets demolished in a couple of months. One day we’ll figure out how to make it last.

This chutney is super easy. I’m not entirely sure where I got the recipe from, a quick internet search shows that it’s pretty stock standard but boy does it deliver. The Cayenne pepper gives it a nice kick, but this can be easily left out though if it isn’t your thing! I like to double the mixture (if I have enough Feijoas) and then I might have enough spares to give away as gifts…. maybe…. probably not.



1kg of Feijoas
2x Onions
2x apples
1 3/4 c Malt Vinegar
1 tbs Salt
1 Tabs mixed spice
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
tsp Cayanne Pepper




Peel, scoop and chop fruit and vegetables and add to pan with the vinegar. Simmer 30 mins

Feijoa Chutney - Purls and Polkadots

Just chillin’ in my vingear bath

Add remaining ingredients and boil another 30 – 45 mins, stirring occasionally until thick and blended

All that deliciousness

All that deliciousness

Pour carefully into sterilised jars, close lids tightly and wait until sealed.

So close

So close and so blurry!!!

Refrigerate once opened and enjoy!


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