Awards: Editors’ Choice at the Harrogate Fine Food Show (Guild of Fine Food) 2015
Originally from South America, tamarillos sit slightly apart from the local tropical fruit community. They are plum-shaped, with deep purple and orange hues. In Europe, they are known as tree tomatoes. A ripe tamarillo is inherently sour, made intriguing by rich undertones of berry flavours. We have created an elegant and unusual tropical fruit jam, combining berry flavours with its distinct sourness, which is sometimes compared to that of passion fruit.
In Indonesia, tamarillos are eaten in local salad dishes and rarely cooked.
Tamarillo trees grow in the cool highlands of Bali, often providing shade to hydrangeas that flourish alongside. We are often asked if the fruit is related to tamarind. There is no relation, and we think it is time that the versatile flavours of this little known fruit are unveiled.
Tamarillo jam with stilton cheese or gorgonzola is a sublime experience. The rich, berry flavours are a wonderful complement to roast turkey, and as an inspired alternative to apple or apricot with pork, or game dishes.
Daniel Yap –
I can’t believe this is not an exotic strawberry. 🙂 When I first tried this jam, I thought I had bought the wrong bottle. That said, the Tamarillo jam has certainly more character than a strawberry.. It can be both berry like and savoury at the same time. Try it with some good salted butter on toast…. you’ll be hooked.