ZESPRI GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit Meringue Pie

Serves:

10

Description:

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Pastry *

  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 150g cold unsalted butter, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup iced water

* Or use ready prepared pastry. 

Filling

  • 4 ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit, peeled and diced
  • 4 ZESPRI® GOLD Kiwifruit, peeled and diced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 70g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp. plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar Meringue
  • 4 egg whites
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp. dutch cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut (optional)

Method:

 

Pastry *

  1. Place flour, icing sugar, butter and salt in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  2. Add water and process again until it comes together. Do not over mix
  3. Remove from food processor, shape into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour

Note: you may substitute for sweet short crust pastry sheets

* Or use ready prepared pastry. 

Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C
  2. Line a flan dish of approximately 85 cm x 30 cm with pastry
  3. Combine the ZESPRI® GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit dices and lemon zest, set aside
  4. Combine the ground almonds, brown sugar and sifted flour. Spoon over the base of the pastry
  5. Add ZESPRI® GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit dices

Meringue

  1. Whip the egg whites with electric beater until stiff
  2. Add caster sugar and beat until mixture is thick and glossy
  3. As an option you can fold in sifted cocoa and desiccated coconut
  4. Spoon on top of the ZESPRI® GREEN and GOLD Kiwifruit
  5. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until pastry is well cooked. To prevent meringue from discolouring you can cover with tin foil after 15 – 20 minutes
  6. Serve warm with cream, or cold as a slice

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