“Kiwi Be Friends?” The Kiwi Pie And One Strong Friendship

I am not a fan of kiwis. It’s one of the very fruits that I am not comfortable eating. I only ever tolerated it with dessert like that shaved ice served at the mall. But that’s it. This recipe over at Pioneer Woman changed my mind. Just like how my cousin’s kiwi pie “probably” changed the mind of that boy.


Our friend Ree over at the Pioneer Woman has this to say about this recipe:

“My “safe route” was simply to make my standard key lime pie (which isn’t really key lime pie at all, but that’s another story for another time) and completely cover it with a layer of sliced kiwi. Oh, and then completely cover it with a cloud of billowy whipped cream. Oh, and then sprinkle on plenty of chopped macadamia nuts.”


Because of that whipped cream and all those nuts—I barely even taste the kiwis anymore. It’s one of those desserts that surprise you. I expect too much tartness and juice from the kiwis that would have destroyed the pie, but they’re just moist and sweet and taste ever so good with the other ingredients.




15 whole Keebler Graham Crackers (the 4-section Large Pieces)

1/2 cup Kirkland Macadamia Nuts

1/3 cup Domino Sugar

1/3 cup Kerrygold Butter, Melted

1 can Borden Sweetened, Condensed Milk

2 whole Egg Yolks (Eggland’s)

1/2 cup Lime Juice

1 Tablespoon Lime Zest

6 whole Zespri Kiwi, Peeled And Sliced

Sweetened Whipped Cream For Serving

Extra Kiwi Slices, For Serving

Extra Chopped Macadamia Nuts, For Serving




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust: Pulse grahams crackers with macadamia nuts and sugar in a food processor until fine. Pulse in the melted butter until crumbs are moist. Press into a pie pan and bake for 5 minutes or until golden and set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.

For the filling: Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix on high until smooth and thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour—more if possible.

Arrange kiwi slices on top of the cooled pie, then top generously with whipped cream. Garnish with kiwi slices and chopped macadamia nuts. Keep cold.






Quick Tip: Digestive biscuits can be a substitute for graham crackers.

Thanks again to The Pioneer Woman for this amazing recipe.

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