Kiwis—-perfect decoration for the fruit plate, the cheese board, but what else?  They always seem to be in season—sometimes 5/ $1 they’re so plentiful.  So yes, there is something else—kiwi tarts.  A simple microwave jam, some store-bought pastry shells, some whipped cream—and there you have a pretty dessert.  The jam will be a bit tart, so sweeten the whipped cream a little.

  • 4 kiwis, peeled and finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tblsp lime juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 10-12 small pastry cups, baked (frozen or home-made)
  • Whipped cream

To make the kiwi jam:

Mix all but pastry cups in micro-wave safe, medium casserole dish.  Microwave for 5 minutes.  Stir, then microwave for 3-minute intervals until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.  A good test for doneness—put a saucer in freezer.  Drip a bit of jam on tilted saucer—if it doesn’t run, it’s done!  Cool jam until set. 

Fill baked pastry cups and top with a bit of sweetened whipped cream.

The Kitchen Hive

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