Monday 5 November 2012

{Healthy Choice} Zespri Kiwifruit Tarts

If you follow my posts you would noticed that I have some collections of kiwifruit recipes which I did recently for this year's "Zespri® 14 days Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge (#14daysofZespri)". And last week when I was approached by ZESPRI's PR to bake a Zespri Kiwifruit Tart to feature their recipe on a local health magazine,  I was happy to take up the task but on the other hand I am also worry that my tart making skill might not be good enough for their photoshoot.

So before the actually baking, I did a trial-bake to make four 10cm size individual tart because I am also curious about the texture and taste of this tart which used less butter for the pastry and no custard filling at all.


Although the size of these tarts might be slightly big for 1 serving portion but after the first bite you would be surprise that it actually taste quiet good and addicting due to the sweet and sour taste of the caramelized kiwifruit toppings. Indeed this is one of the healthy recipe for making fruit tarts without loading it with butter, custard or cream cheese fillings.

Recipe Adapted from Golden ZESPRI Tart at ZESPRI's website.

(Make: 4  | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes)

1.5 Cups (225g) All Purpose Flour
1.5 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar (25g)
2 Tablespoons Cold Butter(30g), cubes
1 Egg(55g)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup (50ml) Milk
5 ZESPRI GREEN/GOLD Kiwifruit, peel and sliced
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1/8 Cup (30g) Brown Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (degree Celsius or 400° F).

2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a food processor and process till mixture resemble breadcrumbs.

3. With the motor still running on low speed, slowly pour in the egg mixture (beat egg, vanilla extract and milk together) through the top funnel and process until dough just starts to come together.

4. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and lightly roll out each dough between two pieces of greaseproof paper to form a circle which is big enough to fix the pie dish.

5. Line individual pie dish with pastry and trim off excess. Repeat with remaining pastry.

6. Next prick the bottom of the pastry with a fork to prevent it from raising during baking. Arrange ZESPRI® Kiwifruit in circles on the dough. Drizzle melted butter over the fruit and top with the brown sugar.

7. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes and serve hot with cream or a scoop of ice-cream.

ALTERNATIVELY you could bake it as an individual 23cm (9") tart for about 30 minutes or till crust is golden in colour.

As you could see from the photo above the Kiwifruit Tart has a golden brown crust which is crispy. And the melted butter and brown sugar also gives the kiwifruit topping a caramelized taste as well as create a "custard" like texture in the middle of the tart which is slightly moist and soft when eaten. If you would like to add-on some extra flavour, perhaps a good scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream will make it taste better.

For more recipe ideas using Kiwifruit, you could refer to the link HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Your Kiwi tart looks so perfect! We bought a big box of kiwifruits from Costco and NONE of them are ripen yet. It's been taking way too long. The other day I couldn't wait and tried to eat, but it's still hard and so sour. When it's ready I want to make something like this (maybe use puff pastry for me... :)). Looks so good!


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