The Fruit That Tastes Like Cheesecake: Red Custard Apple
Welcome to the best of both worlds! TikTok recently introduced millions of internet users to a piece of fruit that tastes just like cheesecake - The red custard apple.
This unique apple grows across Peru, Brazil, Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies, but has also taken off in Florida. These "apples" - which are actually a different species from the standard apples that we are used to - are a deeper red than most others, and their peels have a scaly appearance. The inner flesh is a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium and magnesium compared to other types of apples, which usually contain only vitamin C and potassium in significant amounts.
Now onto the cheesecake taste and creamy texture this apple possesses, and all the yummy things you can do with one!
Some compare the flavor of the red custard apple to that of a pineapple, strawberry, and banana. TikToker @fruitsncahoots described digging into the fruit as "eating a creamy yogurt cheesecake that's infused with a sweet strawberry-raspberry medley."
A ripe red custard apple can be opened with your bare hands, exposing the creamy, pink interior that can be scooped out with a spoon. One commenter claims the texture is similar to "chunky frozen yogurt."
Sounds delicious to me!