Facebook has established a feijoa fan page and it is rapidly attracting a bunch of feijoa lovers. Most comments are complaints about the lack of availability and the price, along with a lot of reminiscing of how good they are by NZ expats and individuals around the world who’ve had a taste and want more! A couple of recipes have been posted to the page, including this one for feijoa crumble, which came from Jane Wilkins.


Serves 4


  • melted butter, for greasing
  • 110g (3/4 cup) plain flour
  • 100g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 75g chilled, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 50g (1/3 cup) almonds, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 an oven dish of feijoas (roughly about 12-15 feijoas depending on the size you are making)
  • ice cream or cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly brush a shallow 1.5 litre (6 cup) ovenproof dish with the melted butter.
  3. Combine plain flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  4. Add almonds, cinnamon and toss to combine. Refrigerate until required. Peel, slice feijoas into 1 cm-thick wedges. Place the feijoa slices in greased dish.
  5. Sprinkle crumble mixture over feijoas to cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until crumble is golden and feijoas are tender when tested with a skewer.
  6. Serve with ice cream or cream.