Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

In New Zealand we love tamarillos and use them in many different ways. Tamarillos are a little tart and tart fruit goes well with the NZ "national" dessert Pavlova. This is a simple recipe that is quick to prepare but embodies all that is NZ , tamarillos, meringue and cream !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Firstly prepare tamarillos by pouring boiling water over them, leaving for 5 minutes then peel skins off and slice tamarillos into four sections lengthwise.
  2. Poach until just soft in water or applejuice, sugar and spice.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Layer; tamarillos, whipped cream, tamarillos, then place a meringues on top, preferably in individual glass bowls so that the beautiful red tamarillo color is seen at its best.


Most Helpful

Very easy to make and delightful colour contrast tamarillos are a very versatile fruit and have superb colour. Very nice recipe. They also make wonderful jam and a delicous chutney which I have had many compliments for and will write up and email to you

Jenny in New Zealand May 28, 2002

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