Zespri Kiwifruit logo

Kiwifruit Cheese Tartlets with Kiwifruit Shaved Ice

– Recipe courtesy of Chef Pichet Ong



  • Shaved Kiwifruit Ice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 6 Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit, peeled, diced
  • 1/3 cup Lime juice


  1. Place sugar and water in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Pour sugar mixture in blender.
  3. Add kiwifruit and lime juice. Blend 30 seconds until smooth.
  4. Pour into 8 x 8 x 2-inch mental pan and freeze until firm. Kiwifruit ice can be made in advance. One hour before serving scrape ice with fork and refreeze until ready to serve.


  • Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup Hazelnuts, toasted, skin removed, ground
  • 6 tbsp Brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Ginger, ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lime zest
  • 6 tbsp Butter, melted



  1. Preheat oven 325°F. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
  2. Press graham cracker mixture into bottom and sides of six 4-inch or one 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.


  • Cheese Filling
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Goat cheese, soft
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lime zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) Crème fraiche
  • 5 Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices


  1. Beat cream cheese, goat cheese, sugar, lime zest, vanilla and salt in large mixer bowl until smooth.
  2. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into mixture.
  3. Fill each tart pan with 1/2 cup mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for 40 minutes or until filling has set.
  5. Arrange kiwifruit in circles on top of filling, overlapping slightly.


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: Follow ice cream freezer instructions
Makes: 12 servings

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Calories 45 (56% Calories from Fat), 6g Protein, 45g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 29g Fat, 16g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 80mg Cholesterol, 240mg Sodium


More Dessert Recipes View All Categories

Learn More About Zespri Kiwifruit

Kiwi Questions

The Zespri System

Meet Our Growers