1. Thanks for such an informative series, Darren. I am now well and truly inspired to seek out some lillypillies and try your recipes out for myself.

    H 🙂

    • @Hannah: Cool! Give it a go – it’s been fun finding a use for berries I always thought were pretty worthless. I’ll be posting some more recipes over the next couple of days.

  2. Darren, can I substitute the lemon leaves with lemon juice? As I prefer the sour taste here. Or, do you have other good suggestions? I think I should go to the local market and find the Lillypillies, as I can’t wait to carry out the recipe…

    • @Wilson: Yes, you could probably use some lemon juice. It wouldn’t be quite the same, but it would be OK. Or possibly a little lemon rind if you like it.

  3. Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe.
    I’ve been hopping all over the www trying to find some recipes for lilly-pillies.
    We have a long driveway bordered with two gardens full of trees that would each be a couple of meters high.
    Of course each tree is jam-packed [no pun intended!] with fruit and although I love seeing the myriad of birds which are being attracted, I couldn’t help but wonder what I could be making with the berries.

    We have two types the small round light pink version and the dark pink-red, longer version. Sorry I don’t know the botanical or even common names.

    Do you think that they’d both be safe to eat/drink?

    Am looking forward to making the Bellini syrup for Christmas drinks,


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