Our confits (sugar-cured fruits and fruit slices) are really special. For chefs who appreciate exceptional flavour and quality, our range is so versatile that they span every type of dish and menu. Grab a copy of our Australian Menu Planning Guide which includes ideas using the confits in a myriad of menu ideas.
We use glucose and trehalose (resurrection sugar) and varying marinating times as we slowly increase the sugar concentration to enhance the natural soft sweetness in the fruits while leaving some of their tartness.
We could just pickle the fruits in cane sugar (sucrose) syrup except that is just wouldn’t be good enough for our standards of health, quality and superior taste. You see our confits are ‘No Added Fructose’ and as fructose (one of the bad sugars) makes up half the sucrose molecule and we are drowning in sucrose these days, we came up with the best alternative there is – trehalose. This is a healthy micro-sugar that comes with a myriad of health benefits from anti-ageing to antioxidant.
So please try our confit of fruits in sweet or savoury dishes or enjoy them with cheeses or yoghurt. Several go well in champagne while other fruit confit are great in spirit based cocktails. You be the judge.
$38.16Illawarra plum confit has rich plum notes and a resinous pine flavour. Use it anywhere an interesting dark plum-like flavour will add that spark or Wow factor! Avoid using with dairy products.Brand: Australian Functional IngredientsManufacturer: Australian Functional Ingredients Pty Ltd
$9.00 – $38.16
This is our newest confit product and is spectacularly delicious. We slice the Illawara plums and cure them in our unique glucose and trehalose mixture to produce a syrupy, deep purple, fully flavoured plum confit. Illawarra plum confit is great on artisan bread, damper, pancakes or waffles. Add some to sauces for the rich plum-pine characters and intense deep plum colour. You can even just spoon some over roasted meats as a garnish. Complementary flavours include garlic, ginger, wasabi, pine nuts, coconut cream.
Now in a 250g (8.3oz) glass jar. Quandong is a word from the Wiradjuri Aboriginal clan for the native peach but Aborigines never had access to sugar to make a quandong confit. However, there are a few Aboriginal chefs who use our product now. The quandong fruit is only similar to peaches (and apricots) in that it has a stoney seed and a subtle peach-apricot flavour. The plant is more closely related to the sandalwood. Nevertheless, the fruit is highly prized by gourmands who know the taste and recognise that the preserved quandong fruit confit is vastly superior to the commonly sold dried quandong.
$38.16We wild harvest plum sized, rainforest limes from private forests in sub-tropical Queensland and snap freeze them at their peak ripeness. The Rainforest limes get sliced and begin a three sugar curing process over 4-6 weeks until the natural organic acids in the juice are perfectly matched and balanced with sweetness. You have to taste the result – it’s the best lime product you’ll ever try! We include the sugar syrup with the fruit as this is sweetened juice only, no water added. Add a splash to iced mineral water (and try adding a dash of vodka or white rum for a cocktail). Try our Rainforest lime fruit confit as a dessert garnish, particularly with a classic lime tart. Simply chop the slices and use about a half a teaspoonful per serve. Garnish iced cakes with our Rainforest lime fruit confit slices or top freshly baked biscuits or friands with some chopped lime confit.
$38.16Riberry confit (packed in 2kg pouches) is an Australian rainforest fruit confit. It has an amazingly aromatic, cinnamon and clove flavour and is great as a garnish for almost any stir-fry dish, salad, dessert or served with chocolate mousse or coconut yoghurt. Try riberry confit with a good Australian soft cheese, some baked ricotta or a classic Australian cheese plate. There’s nothing as impactful as a chocolate dessert with riberry confit either in the middle or as a garnish. Even though the riberries are preserved with a sugaring process (low fructose) and are obviously sweetened, they are also good in salads and stir-fries or over meat. Try riberry confit in a mushroom risotto. Remember, you can always reduce the sweetness by adding a little top quality, red wine vinegar.Brand: Australian Functional IngredientsManufacturer: Australian Functional Ingredients Pty Ltd
$49.50Wild rosella flowers are actually modified leaves or calyces for the botanists. However, as a chef, what you need know is that the acid flowers in this fruit confit are sugar-cured using sequential additions of different sugars until we are happy with the super-rich crimson syrup; the firm texture of the flowers; and the perfect balance of acid crispness and sweetness. Use the rosella confit syrup by the dash into dessert sauces or to brighten up a plum, raspberry, strawberry or cherry sauce. Scoop a spoonful of the rosella confit flowers and some syrup onto yoghurt or ice cream or just garnish a dessert plate. Coarsely chop the wild rosella fruit confit as a garnish for meats, poultry (better than cranberry sauce with turkey) or a simple salad. Great with cheese or as something different, try dropping some of the fruit along with a dash of the syrup into a sparkling white wine or champagne.