Maracuja Azores Passion Fruits

Passion Fruit: Maracujá From the Azores Islands

The Portuguese word for passion fruit is ‘Maracuja’. The passion fruit is by far one the most popular fruit produced on the Azores islands. Introduced to the 18th-century region and prized for its sweet tropical taste and unique flavoring in desserts and juices makes...
Azores desserts and food

Traditional Desserts from the Azores Islands

The Donas Amelia’s are a sweet pastry from Terceira island, adapted from a recipe that already existed, known as the “cake of the Indies,” which is also made with similar spices—introduced in 1901 when the Royal visit of Queen Amalia and King Carlos visited the...