Feijoas in Red Wine Syrup

4:52 am on 28 March 2009

Serves 6


3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup full-bodies, inexpensive red wine
20-30 ripe but firm feijoas
cream or plain, unsweetened yoghurt for serving


1. Put the sugar, water and wine into a saucepan. Set the pan over a low heat and dissolve the sugar, stirring occasionally.

2. Either slice the feijoas in half and scoop out the flesh or peel and cut lengthwise (looks more effective). Add the fruit to the sweetened wine in the pan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and cook gently for 5 minutes.

3. Transfer the feijoas to a bowl using a slotted spoon, then gently boil the liquid in the pan until it is reduced and syrupy (this takes about 15-20 minutes). Pour syrup over the fruit, then set aside. Serve the feijoas at room temperature with lightly whipped cream or plain, unsweetened yoghurt.

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