Another of my favourite fruits, Custard apples go into the market basket during Autumn and Winter. This unusual fruit, with its lumpy skin has a creamy, custard-like flesh that some say is a combination of pineapple and banana. To buy, choose firm green fruit that has very few brown or black spots. Custard apples will soften as they ripen. Once they are fully ripe, store custard apples in the refrigerator. To eat, slice in half, remove the seeds and enjoy the fruit with a spoon. The flesh can be pureed and used in ice cream, sorbet, drinks and cakes. For more information, visit the Australian Custard Apples Growers Association web site.