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Tree Tomato (Tamarillo) and Berry Crushes

Tree Tomato (Tamarillo) and Berry Crushes

This was my very first encounter with tree tomatoes also called tamarillos. They are intriguing, and really hard to describe. Imagine a cross between a tomato and a kiwi.  They ooze very red, which is a little disconcerting. I’m surprised they don’t get more airtime around Halloween! The ones I got were a little on the tart side, so pairing them with sweet berries and jam created a balance. The colour payoff was breathtaking – a rich and wonderfully assured spectrum of reds. Tamarillos are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and it was exciting to encounter this super fruit in Kenya.


3 tree tomatoes

3 cups frozen mixed berries 

6 tablespoons of good quality berry jam (a homemade or artisan brand is best)

Mint leaves for garnishing



  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth
  2. Spoon carefully into champagne glasses for dramatic effect, and garnish with a sprig of mint


This recipe is from Season 1 Episode 7 of Minjiba Entertains, commissioned by The Africa Channel and showing on RealTime DSTV Channel 155, Emirates in-Flight Entertainment, Amazon Prime, and Demand Africa.


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