Tamarillo compote

Tamarillos are delicious scooped directly onto cereal or hot buttered toast, with a sprinkle of sugar, for a quick breakfast. This simple compote is a delight to have on standby in the fridge

  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 8
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Tamarillo compote
  • 8 large tamarillos, halved
  • 2 tablespoon manuka honey, warmed
  • juice 1/2 large orange or tangelo
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • 1
    Scoop the tamarillo flesh into a glass bowl or large glass jar.
  • 2
    Combine the warmed honey with orange juice and stir until well mixed. Drizzle over the tamarillos
  • 3
    Add a broken cinnamon stick to the fruit and stir once or twice. Cover and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge before eating. The compote will last well for a few days in the fridge.


  • For a special breakfast treat or a sneaky dessert, served with a touch of yoghurt, cream or ice cream. - The flavour of dark red tamarillos can be quite tart. If you see some golden tamarillos, try them – the flavour is a little more mellow and mild. They are often available later in the season and are orange in colour.

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