No-fuss stunning dessert.
6 large plump tamarillos
2 Tbsp genuine maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 orange (or mandarin)
Cream, crème fraiche or ice cream for serving
1 Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Line a shallow ovenproof tray like a swiss roll tin/jellyroll pan) with baking (parchment) paper.
2 Cut tamarillos lengthways, leaving stalks on. Transfer to tray cut side up. Spoon maple syrup over cut surfaces, letting it pool. Grate a little orange zest over each tamarillo half with a citrus zester. Bake tamarillos for 15 minutes, until they are nice and plump looking. Remove from oven and serve warm with cream, crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream.
Maple syrup sweetens this tangy fruit and a little orange zest adds magic. The flesh nearest the skin is bitter, so only dig deep if the flavour appeals – or swamp with more Maple syrup and cream (the way to go I reckon!).
You could serve these with a loose biscuit crumble (just bake off a crumble mixture on a shallow tray), or some kind of homemade cookie crumbled over the top.