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Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos - exotic fruits made in a classic way.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Poached Tamarillos

  • 12 tamarillos
  • 375 ml – 1 ½ cup water
  • 120 gms – ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract

Meringue Cream

  • Whipped cream
  • Meringues crushed


  1. To poach tamarillos, combine in a saucepan the water, caster sugar and half a vanilla bean’s seeds or one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bring slowly to a boil.
  2. When the sugar has dissolved add the tamarillos, then reduce the heat and gently poach the fruit for six minutes.
  3. Then remove the tamarillos and boil the syrup to reduce the amount of liquid by about half.
  4. Carefully peel the tamarillos and put them into a bowl. Cover them with the syrup and put them into the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. You can either serve the fruit whole or halved with whipped cream mixed with crushed meringues.