This recipe comes from an inspirational site called Oooby – Out of our own back yards. It’s an Auckland-based community of backyard and local growers, and chock full of practical advice for growing and cooking your own food. The forums include a section on seasonal recipes, including a few feijoa favourites.



  • 2kg feijoas, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 600g sultanas
  • 1kg pitted dates
  • 1kg onions, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1kg brown sugar
  • 50g ground ginger
  • 50g curry powder
  • 50g fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 20g salt
  • 500ml water


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a huge pot, mix, then bring slowly to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 2 hours, then spoon into hot sterilised jars and seal according to your preferred method.