We have found all the fruits we produce can be used in the following ways:
Jams, jellies, pastries
Cobbler (see Ann's recipe)
Homemade wine, beer
Ice Cream (haven't tried fig ice cream yet)
Ice cubes for smoothies (or for cooling down your wine)
Passion fruit is especially good in a mimosa
Would love to give a long list of recipes, but Google has beat me to it!
Blackberry and Passion Fruit Fun Facts
A one gallon bucket of blackberries holds approximately 5 pounds which is approximately 4 quarts of berries.
I set a five pound bucket of berries in the refrigerator to use for jam. I was unable to get to the jam for a solid week and the berries were perfect. I believe the berries last longer in the fridge if they are good and dry.
Five pounds of blackberries juiced produces approximately 8 cups of juice full of wonderful thick pulp!
If you use a seedless blackberry ice cube in a smoothie every day, you will need about 25 pounds of blackberries for the year.
Fifty pieces of passion fruit weigh approximately 4.5 pounds. When pulped, these will produce 2.8 pounds of pulp or 5.25 cups. When the pulp is juiced, it will produce approximately 2.25 pounds of puree or 4.25 cups.
The process of pureeing the fifty pieces of passion fruit takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes.
Never experienced passion fruit?
About passion fruit
Passion fruit is about the size of a baseball and grows on a vine that grows on a trellis.
When the fruit is ready it turns purple and begins to wrinkle.
Ripe fruit drops from the vine and they are picked up and cleaned before sold.
To process the fruit, either slice in half or cut the top off. Cutting the top off saves a little bit more of the juice. Scrape the pulp out with a grapefruit spoon.
The pulp can be eaten as is or can be juiced to create a puree.
Passion fruit seeds are crunchy and can be eaten very easily.
This fruit is packed with great things for your body.
The taste is very unique and hard to describe. The easiest way to describe it would be similar to a tangerine - sweet and sour.
Passion fruit adds a very unique wonderful pop to many recipes.