Kiwi Berries are packaged in a 6 ounce clamshell and should be allowed to ripen at room temperature.
Their skin will begin to turn darker green, and the berries will yield
to gentle pressure. Refrigerate softened fruit for best storage
life and let it return to room temperature when using in recipes for the
Some of the following recipes call for KiwiBerrie puree, so here are several ways that we have made it. For small batches we process ripe fruit with a squeezo, a small hand crank unit, which can be found in most hardware
stores. The fruit is put into the hopper and
then goes through an auger that is covered with a screen which
removes the skins and most seeds. The puree, the nutritious
essence of these unique berries, exits down a side tray.
Another way to make puree is to remove the skins and use a food
processor or a blender. If you prefer a bitter/sweet flavor -
leave the skins on. The last way in which we've made puree for
recipes is to simply smash the ripe fruit with a fork.
You can use the puree fresh or we store it in
Hefty freezer bags or plastic ice cream containers for future use. Note: Puree must be frozen to store
it due to it's active enzyme actinidin.
found many uses for our puree, through our own experimentation and
that of our culinary friends, some of which are salad dressings,
vinegars, salsas, marinades (it's an excellent natural meat
tenderizer), appetizers, sauces for entrees, ice cream, sherbet,
yogurt, sorbet. Kiwi pairs well with orange, honey, and
chocolate. We have also created beverages from non-alcoholic
spritzers and health food drinks to wines, meads, and beers.
Some of our
recipes are listed below or create your own. The uses
are limited only by that of one's imagination! Enjoy!
Kiwi Berrie Spritzer
1/3 cup Kiwi Berrie puree
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup club soda
Combine Kiwi Berrie puree, and orange juice until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup of the mixture to a tall glass.
Add club soda and stir.
Garnish with fresh mint or lemon slices.
Kiwi Berrie Margarita
1/4 cup Kiwi Berrie puree
1/2 ounce melon liqueur
splash of triple sec
splash of lime juice
1 ounce of tequila*
8 crushed ice cubes
In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.
Serve in a stemmed glass.
* Tequila may be omitted for a fruity, colorful, alcohol- free drink.
(Makes 2 servings)
Combine Anna Kiwi Berrie puree and lemon juice.
Serve as a sauce over a skinless breast of chicken.
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup pear nectar or apple juice
24 kiwi berries, finely cut
4 to 5 Kiwi Berries pureed
In a small sauce pan, combine sugar and cornstarch, mixing well. stir in
nectar or juice. cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Cool. Stir in
cut and pureed kiwi berries. Cover and chill.
Serve with cooked poultry or ham.
Makes about 1-2/3 cups
Creamy Kiwi Berrie Sauce
2 cups Kiwi Berrie puree
2 cups sour cream
1 tsp. melon liqueur
1 tbsp. honey
slivered orange zest for topping
Mix all ingredients except orange zest.
Top with sauce when fish starts to flake. Garnish with orange
For Grilled Fish
Top with sauce when fish is ready to eat. Top with orange zest.
Kiwi Berrie Dipping Sauce
1 cup Kiwi Berrie puree
Louisiana hot sauce
Combine all ingredients.
Serve as a dipping sauce for pork or beef
Hot - Kiwi Berrie Dipping
2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
1/8 small sweet onion
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
2 tomatillos, husks removed and cut up
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons green jalapeno pepper jelly
6 to 12 Kiwi Berries - popped out of their skins & mashed with a
Place the bell pepper, cilantro, onion, jalapeno pepper (seeded),
tomatillos, lime juice, salt, brown
sugar, and jalapeno pepper jelly
in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
Blend until the ingredients are smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a
bowl and add the mashed kiwi berries. Stir until well combined. Serve as
Kiwi Berrie Salsa
24 Kiwi Berries, diced (1-1/2 cups)
2 medium tangerines or 1 orange, peeled and diced
1 cup peeled and diced jicama
1/2 cup diced sweet red or yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 to 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced, seeds and veins removed
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing well.
Chill briefly. makes about 2-1/2 cups
Serve as a dip with tortilla chips, toasted pita bread triangles, or
warm tortillas; as a sauce over grilled halibut or swordfish steaks, chicken or roasted tenderloin; or
serve over a warm flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs.
Kiwi Berrie Sweet Omelet
18 to 24 Kiwi Berries, sliced
4 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Sprinkle with 1 or 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and a dash cinnamon in a
shallow dish. let stand 20 minutes; turn occasionally. Beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks
form. Gradually add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar; beat until stiff. Beat egg yolks until
thick; add lemon peel. Fold into whites. Heat butter in 10-inch oven proof skillet.* Stir in 1 tablespoon
powdered sugar and dash cinnamon. Pour in egg mixture; smooth surface. Cook over medium heat 3
to 5 minutes or until
eggs are set and bottom is golden brown. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or
until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Loosen edge of omelet. Make a shallow cut,
slightly off center, through top of omelet. Arrange Kiwi Berrie mixture over larger section. Fold smaller
portion over Kiwi Berries.
Serve on warm plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve hot. Makes 4
servings. Recipe can be halved; cook in smaller pan or, cover handle of skillet with aluminum
Kiwi Berrie Muffins
1 cup Kiwi Berries
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
3 Tsp. Double-acting baking powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1 cup milk
6 Tbsp. Melted shortening
Start heating oven to 425° F.
Grease 14n2-1/2 muffin-pan cups as well.
Into a mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt, 2 Tbsp. Sugar.
Beat egg until frothy; add milk and shortening; mix well.
Make a small well in center of flour mixture; pour in milk mixture all
Stir quickly and lightly - don't beat - until just mixed, but still
Quickly stir in Kiwi Berries.
Ouickly fill muffin cups two-thirds full with batter; wipe off any
( If batter does not fill all cups, fill empty ones with water to keep
grease from burning).
Sprinkle tops of muffins with 4 Tsp. Of granulated sugar ( if desired )
Bake 25 minutes or until wire cake tester inserted in the center of a
* For 2: Use 1 egg; halve rest of ingredients.
Kiwi Berrie Salad
12 Kiwi Berries, sliced
1 banana, peeled and sliced diagonally
1 papaya, pared, seeded and sliced
honey lime dressing
Combine Kiwi Berries, banana, and papaya; toss gently with honey lime
Honey lime dressing: combine 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon each honey
and lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon each grated lime peel and paprika and dash salt; mix
Makes about 1/4 cup
Kiwi Berrie Shrimp Salad
1/2 pound Kiwi Berries, sliced
1/2 pound (21-30) size shrimp, shelled, deveined and cooked with tails
1/2 cup each finely julienned radish and pomegranate
1/2 head butter lettuce
lemon ginger dressing
Arrange all ingredients in shallow lettuce-lined salad bowl. Serve with
lemon ginger dressing. Makes 3 to 4 servings.
Lemon ginger dressing: Combine 2 tablespoons each oil, vinegar and lemon
juice. 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8
Makes about 1/3 cup.
Berrie Frozen Yogurt with Red Raspberry Sauce
12 to 14 Kiwi Berries, pureed
1 tablespoon honey
1 pint frozen low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt, softened
1 package (10 ounces) frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed
2 tablespoons triple sec or other orange liqueur
2 teaspoons cornstarch
3 kiwi berries, sliced lengthwise
fresh mint leaves
fresh or frozen whole raspberries (optional)
Combine Kiwi Berrie puree and honey. Place in freezer and freeze until
slushy (about 45 minutes).
In a stainless steel bowl, quickly combine softened yogurt and kiwifruit
mixture; refreeze in bowl.
With a small ice cream scoop form balls and place on a wax paper-lined
To make raspberry sauce, in food processor or blender puree thawed
raspberries. over saucepan, strain berries, through a fine sieve, pressing with back of a
spoon. discard seeds. Stir in orange liqueur and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly
until slightly thickened. Cool; cover and chill.
To assemble; spoon sauce on dessert plates or shallow bowls.
Arrange Kiwi Berrie slices and frozen yogurt balls on sauce and garnish
with mint and whole raspberries.
Makes 6 servings
Kiwi Berrie Lime Pie
Preheat oven to 325° F
5 egg yolks *
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup key lime juice
2/3 cup Kiwi Berrie puree, defrosted
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 8 or 9 inch graham cracker crust
With an electric mixer, beat egg yolks on high speed until thick and
light color. Turn off mixer and add sweetened condensed milk. Mix on slow speed. While on slow speed add
cream of tartar and slowly add lime juice and Kiwi Berrie puree. Mix until blended.
Pour into prepared crust and bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm to the
touch. Remove from oven.
Heat oven to 500° . For meringue, beat reserved egg whites with 1
teaspoon cream of tartar and 4 teaspoons sugar until stiff. Spread on top of filling and bake 3-5
minutes until lightly brown.
Kiwi Berrie Dessert Topping Suggestions
Try Kiwi Berrie puree over:
Your favorite cheesecake
( it goes well with chocolate too )
Over ice cream or sherbet
( mandarin oranges are a nice compliment )