Baking Kiwi Fruit Tart at home
It is kiwifruit season in Basque Country. There are just too many kiwis to eat at the moment, and they are getting overripe. To use these up I made a tasty kiwi fruit tart. I used about 1.5kg of fruit to make the tart, so this plan worked very well. The filling is an creamy lemon-lime concoction that is not too sweet which balances the sweetness and tartness of the fruit.
The hardest part of the recipe is peeling all the kiwi fruits! That easily took half an hour to do. Overall this took about 2 hours to prepare, but it is possible to make it the day before and chill it in the fridge. I think it is better served cold with custard.
Recipe below serves about six to eight.
Kiwi fruit tart filling recipe
1/2 cup flour
2tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup cream
3 tbsp orange, lemon and lime zest
After peeling, slicing and fanning out your kiwifruit onto your pie crust, add all the above ingredients to a large glass dish and thoroughly mix together.
Gently pour onto the kiwi fruit, careful to coat all the fruit with the creamy, eggy liquid. Use some of this filling to brush over the pie crust still visible to make the crust glossy during baking.
I was feeling extra fancy so I mixed some raw sugar and zest together in a jar and sprinkled (sparingly) over the top to caramelise while baking.
Cook for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees celcius, or until the zesty cream filling is cooked through. I had some left over cut-up kiwis, so I made them into a salad to serve with the tart and custard.
I had not tried cooking kiwi fruit before this recipe. I found cooked kiwifruit tastes a lot like apple. Made the crust as well but not too happy with how that went; the filling was delicious though. Here is a link to a pie crust that might work better if you need it!
Lasts in the fridge for about a week. Nice way to use up a lot of extra fruit that was ripening too fast.
I enjoy cooking excessive amounts of fruit into different recipes. See previous endeavours below if you’re interested; I would love to hear if anyone has any feedback!