Chirimoya or Cherimoya, in English also known as Custard Apples, are native to the Andean highlands of Peru. The Chirimoya looks like no other fruit; it is heart-shaped with rough-textured but thin skin which varies from a yellow-green to a dark green.
The inside is white, juicy and fleshy with a creamy custard like texture and dark seeds that look like beans. Chirimoya are sweet and taste like a combination of banana, pineapple, peach and strawberry.
Chirimoya can be peeled and eaten raw or used instead of an apple sauce or cooked apples for crumbles and pies.