Foolproof Feijoa paste recipe, please

dottypea, May 13, 6:27am
I have tried all sorts of ideas to make feijoa paste but they don't work out.I'd hate to think how many kg of yummy feijoas I have wasted!!


dottypea, May 14, 6:27am
I have tried all sorts of ideas to make feijoa paste but they don't work out.I'd hate to think how many kg of yummy feijoas I have wasted!

uli, May 18, 6:17am
x1
"Paste" is made by reducing.
So all you need is feijoa pulp and sugar.
Where is your problem?

dottypea, May 18, 7:47am
I am well aware of how to make paste.I make several batches of quince paste every year.Just my attempts with feijoa pulp and sugar have not set.
Anyway, your reply is not necessary - I received an email with a recipe for feijoa paste, made it last night, and it is awesome.Staff thoroughly enjoyed today.

johne21, May 18, 9:10am
Could you please post your fejoa paste please dottypea. MANY THANKS

books4nz, May 18, 10:08am
I'd love it too please Dotty - thanks.

katalin2, May 19, 5:33am
I would like it too as quince paste recipe didnt work for me either

griffo4, May 19, 6:28am
Feijoa paste from last months (April) NZ Gardener and it is nice l made it

Feijoa paste
This is a must when you have a glut of feijoas. Serve with a tangy cheese and freshly baked oatcakes Makes 800g

Ingredients
10 ripe medium sized feijoas (about 1kg)
3 cooking apples
600mls water
600g sugar
Use a potato peeler to remove skin from feijoas. Roughly chop fruit and weigh: you need 300g of sugar per 500g of fruit
Put feijoa peel and cores and roughly chopped apples into a pan; barely cover with water. Cook until soft and mushy, about 10 minutes
Strain through a fine sieve, pressing firmly to get all the liquid from the apple
In a large heavy bottomed pot cook chopped feijoas in this liquid until soft
Push through a sieve or mash
Add sugar to the feijoa pulp; stir until dissolved
Cook slowly on the lowest heat, stirring every 2-3 minutes until thick
This will take about 3hrs - when its ready the spoon should start to meet resistance and the mixture will start to come away from the sides
Pour while hot into straight sided sterilised jars and seal with lids
As an alternative, line a straight sided flat dish with baking paper
Pour in mixture and smooth over with a knife
Give the dish a couple of taps on the bench to settle the paste
Leave to set for 2-3 days in a warm dry place, then cut into cubes when cold and firm
Dust cubes with icing sugar and pack in a tin or jar, or place box lined with waxed paper, with the added sifted icing sugar

dottypea, May 19, 6:36am
griffo, you beat me to it!It is a really yummy paste.

katalin2, May 19, 6:49am
thanks so much griffo and dottypea:)
will make some at the weekend as we have had a good crop this year.

books4nz, May 19, 10:08am
I'd love it too please Dotty - thanks.

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