Oh, this is something I would have never found in Missouri! Not jujube the candy but the fruit. The farmer was touting how this has been the sweetest batch he has ever had so I was taken aback by how mellow and mealy this fruit was. It wasn’t love at first bite. The brown ones are the ripe ones and I just didn’t fall in love. I ate one every few days hoping for a sweeter bite but it just never came.

I can see why this fruit is candied and dried. You would be able to increase the flavor profile so much more. I’m not sure if it was just me because I’ve been eating my paycheque in honeycrisp apples so the super sweet fruit is already infused on my tongue. Anyway, it was fun to try something new. I didn’t bother baking with it because I felt like the flavour would get completely lost. Plus, I don’t know what kind of dessert I would make. Probably a pastry or tart.