WINTER WONDERS - CUSTARD APPLE

Having grown up on a tropical fruit farm, I’ve known the joy of sitting under a custard apple tree as a boy, tearing a perfectly ripe one in half with my hands and slurping it down, competing with myself to see how far I could spit the seeds as I ate.

by @mattgolinksi on Monday, 29 Jun,2015

Having grown up on a tropical fruit farm, I’ve known the joy of sitting under a custard apple tree as a boy, tearing a perfectly ripe one in half with my hands and slurping it down, competing with myself to see how far I could spit the seeds as I ate.

The trick with custard apples is to eat them at the perfect ripeness. Buy them when they’re hard, and wait a couple of days until they give a little when squeezed, a lot like an avocado. In my opinion, custard apples are best eaten just as they are with a spoon and if anything a squeeze of lime juice to balance their sweetness. They do however make great ice creams and mousses as well.

Custard Apples go with:

Cream

Vanilla

Lime

Other tropical fruits

Coconut

Ginger

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