Sunday, June 7, 2009

Jackfruit-Coconut Macaroons

Jackfruit-Coconut Macaroons

Here's an exotic twist to the Egg-Free Macaroons I made last year. Jackfruit is a tropical fruit commonly found in Southeast Asia. It has a spiky green exterior, similar to a durian, and the seeds inside are surrounded by a yellow fleshy fruit that is sweet and crunchy.

For this recipe, I used canned jackfruit in syrup. They're mostly sold in Asian supermarkets and specialty stores.

Jackfruit-Coconut Macaroons
makes about 3 dozen
Allergy note: contains wheat and dairy ingredients

14 oz. bag sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup canned jackfruit in syrup, drained and chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat

In a large bowl, combine sweetened flaked/shredded coconut, flour and salt. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and chopped jackfruit. Mix until combined. Drop tablespoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.

UPDATE 3/25/10: I tried pulsing the shredded coconut in the food processor first before adding it into the batter and it really improved the texture of the macaroons. I also added a little bit of sugar and vanilla extract to enhance the jackfruit flavor.

Jackfruit macaroons


Snooky doodle said...

these look nice and the jack fruit adds an interesting flavour :)

lisaiscooking said...

Your macaroons look great! I'd love to try these with the jackfruit.

sweet delight said...

I love jackfruit! This will be a definate must try for me!!

Anne said...

2 of my fave flavours...coconut and jackfruit! Your macaroons looks perfect!

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

such easy macaroons and so adorable too...I recently made a whole lot of mango n pistacchio macaroons...for mum on mothers' day.

Thanks for sharing this :)

ARUNA said...

wow these look so great n yummmmmmy!!!!

my cup-a-joe! said...

Hi Rianne!! It's me, Abby. I just viewed your blog...all I have to say is "Impressive" were always very creative in your desserts. You always wanted to bake something!! So cool to see you're following your dream!! Hope you and the family are doing well!

BKShopper said...

I got to try these. Looks yummy

Donna Gotlib said...

This is very inviting. Condensed milk...I'm there. I've never had jackfruit, but it sounds interesting.



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