Last week, Michelle, a genuine Kiwi herself, pointed out to me that the picture I posted was of "kiwi fruit". Fair enough; I'm quite certain Michelle is not a small, oval shaped furry object! Of course, she didn't tell me why kiwi fruit are sold in a case of 9 baker's dozens. One of life's small mysteries, I guess.
One night, inspired by my kiwi fruit, I decided to make dessert with them. This is the result.
KIWI FRUIT SQUARES
1-1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, at room temperature
3 Kiwi Fruit, peeled and chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup egg beaters (or 2 eggs)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Stir together the flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the margarine until it all has a coarse texture, and press into the bottom of a greased 8x8 or 7x9 baking pan. Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes, until it's lightly browned. Meanwhile, put the kiwi fruit, sugar, and egg beaters (or eggs) in your food processor or blender and puree until well combined. When the crust is ready, add the baking powder and pour atop the crust. Return to the oven, and bake for another 25 minutes, until the topping sets. Dust with more powdered sugar, if desired.
The boys liked this well enough, but my dearly beloved was not a fan. I had to make him lemon squares the next night. Of course,this is a heart-friendly recipe. If you're watching your sugar intake, reduce the cup of sugar that's pureed with the kiwi fruit to 1/2 cup, add 1/2 cup stevia, and proceed as directed.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!