Make this sweet treat, easily, with step by step, photo illustrated directions.
Finding good, fresh, and flavorful fruit in the middle of winter can be one tough challenge. Kiwi is a tasty and very versatile fruit that’s usually fairly easy to find. The only real downside to kiwis is that they usually come to market rock hard: under-ripe. Under-ripe kiwis are both tough to cut and sour in flavor.
In my last post on how to prepare kiwis, the fastest way to ripen under-ripe kiwis is to put them in a paper bag that’s closed as shown in the picture below. Ripening using this technique, though, still takes a week—sometimes longer.
Once you have ripe kiwis on hand, the hardest part about making this fresh fruit and yogurt combination is peeling the skin off the kiwi. After that it’s just rinse, mix and enjoy!
Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes
1 Ripe Kiwi
1 Handful Fresh Berries (I’m using a combination of blueberries and blackberries, but any fresh berries will work)
2-4 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Favorite Jam (optional)
1/2 Handful Favorite Dried Fruit (optional)
Short Bladed Sharp (Paring) Knife
1. Remove any berry stems, rinse the fresh berries in the sink and…
…put the rinsed berries in a bowl.
2. Prepare the ripe kiwi by using a sharp short bladed (paring) knife to cut under and around the stem patch so that the tough stem end can be removed in a single cone-shaped piece.
Remove the kiwi skin by making shallow cuts just underneath the skin lengthwise down the kiwi side, making sure to remove the bottom patch as shown in the picture on the right.
Cut the skinned kiwi in half lengthwise. Cut each half again lengthwise into 2-3 slices, and then cut the slices in cross section into pieces 1/2 – 3/4 inch (12 – 20 mm) wide, and…
…add the cut kiwi to the berries in the bowl.
3. Add 2-4 tablespoons plain (or your favorite) yogurt,…
…1 tablespoon of your favorite jam (optional) and…
…1/2 handful of your favorite dried fruit.
Images courtesy of Bruce Tretter