Because feijoa and apple seasons coincide, it seems only right to pop them both into one cake! They work well in this moist upside-down cake recipe from Nici Wickes

Because feijoa and apple seasons coincide, it seems only right to pop them both into one cake! They work well in this moist upside-down cake recipe from Nici Wickes

This is a generous sized cake filled with tangy pieces of feijoa and tropical coconut. Best shared with lots of friends.

This is a generous sized cake filled with tangy pieces of feijoa and tropical coconut. Best shared with lots of friends.

The feijoa season is around for a good time, not a long time – so make sure you keep plenty of the fragrant fruit bagged up in the freezer to turn into delectable desserts like this one (which is also a little lighter on the waistline). Props and styling Sarah Bowman. Photograph by Stephen Goodenough.

The feijoa season is around for a good time, not a long time – so make sure you keep plenty of the fragrant fruit bagged up in the freezer to turn into delectable desserts like this one (which is also a little lighter on the waistline). Props and styling Sarah Bowman. Photograph by Stephen Goodenough.

I love feijoas and have great childhood memories of sitting with my brother under our old feijoa hedge, gorging ourselves on the tart, slightly gritty fruit. Usually we ended up in a throwing war with the rotten and eaten ones, all in good fun.  My kids and I have been resourceful over the last few autumns and we’ve squirrelled away many a bag of feijoa pulp to use as a surprise ingredient later in the year when the taste of feijoas has faded from memory.  These simple, little, muffin-sh...

I love feijoas and have great childhood memories of sitting with my brother under our old feijoa hedge, gorging ourselves on the tart, slightly gritty fruit. Usually we ended up in a throwing war with the rotten and eaten ones, all in good fun. My kids and I have been resourceful over the last few autumns and we’ve squirrelled away many a bag of feijoa pulp to use as a surprise ingredient later in the year when the taste of feijoas has faded from memory. These simple, little, muffin-sh...

Differing from the crumble recipes we all grew up with, this topping is crisp and crunchy with gorgeous caramel notes. As winter progresses, you can mix things up a little by adding pear or frozen berries, for example.

Differing from the crumble recipes we all grew up with, this topping is crisp and crunchy with gorgeous caramel notes. As winter progresses, you can mix things up a little by adding pear or frozen berries, for example.

This cake almost disguises the taste of the fruit, but feijoa lovers will still delight in the delicate flavour. Recipe by Jane Rangiwahia.

This cake almost disguises the taste of the fruit, but feijoa lovers will still delight in the delicate flavour. Recipe by Jane Rangiwahia.

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