feijoa, honey and pistachio strudel

Here’s another delicioso recipe from Amanda Laird of the New Zealand Herald.


Serves 4


  • 6 large feijoas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 sheets of filo pastry
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts coarsely chopped, plus 1 tablespoon extra
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • juice of a lemon


  1. Peel and chop the feijoas. Put into a saucepan with the cardamom, honey, vanilla and water. Cook gently for 10 minutes or until soft and pulpy. Spoon into a sieve and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lay the pastry out. Filo dries out quickly so cover with a sheet of foil and then a damp tea towel while preparing. Take one sheet, brush lightly with butter and sprinkle with pistachios. Cover with a second sheet and repeat until you reach the final sheet.
  3. Spoon the feijoa along the end of the pastry, keeping an inch free on either side. Fold the edges over the feijoa mixture then roll up. Brush the edge with butter before sealing. Brush the top of the pastry with butter then place on a baking tray and cook for 25 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  4. Stir the icing sugar together with the lemon juice and drizzle over the cooled strudel before sprinkling over the rest of the pistachios.

Serve with cream or Greek style yoghurt.

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