Peeling kiwi with a paring knife can produce an angular, irregular shape instead of a smooth oval so necessary when highlighting kiwi in a fruit tart. These step-by-step instructions for peeling kiwi fruit with a spoon produces aesthetically pleasing slices.
Kiwifruit (often shortened to kiwi) or Chinese gooseberry is native to China from whence it spread in the early 20th century to New Zealand. During World War II, the fruit became popular with U.S. servicemen stationed there and it was exported to California. Today, it is common throughout the world.
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Cut the Ends Off Kiwi Fruit
Using a paring knife, cut the ends off the kiwi.
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Continue to Work the Spoon Around the Kiwi
Continue to work the spoon around the kiwi, pushing deeper in increments.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Work the Spoon Into the Kiwi Up to the Handle
Continue to work the spoon between the skin and flesh of the kiwi, pushing deeper, until you reach the handle of the spoon. If the skin is still attached at the other end, turn the fruit around and insert the spoon between the skin and flesh of the other end until it is free.
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Slice the Kiwi Into Rounds for a Fruit Tart
If using the kiwi for a fruit tart, slice the peeled fruit into 1/4-inch rounds.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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