California Dreaming Kiwifruit Ribs


  • 1 cup Kiwifruit jam (recipe below)
  • 8 lbs. Beef ribs
  • Large yellow onion chopped
  • Garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup Apple juice
  • 1 tsp. Dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worchester sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • California Kiwifruit

Precook ribs by either baking at 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or by parboiling for 20 minutes. Prepare sauce by placing kiwi jam, onion, garlic, apple juice, mustard, soy sauce, Worchester sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to boil reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove precooked ribs and rub sauce generously over ribs.

Place ribs on barbeque or in oven until they are tender. Cut ribs into individual portions and pour sauce over ribs saving some sauce for dipping. Place ribs on a large platter.

Peel and splice the 5 California Kiwifruit and arrange them around outside rim of platter. Have lots of napkins on hand.

Kiwifruit Jam

  • 4 1/2 cups peeled, crushed kiwifruit-about 4 pounds
  • 1 box (1 3/4 ounce) powdered pectin
  • 7 cups sugar

In large, heavy kettle heat fruit for 3 minutes. Add pectin and mix well. Place on high heat and stir until mixture comes to a hard boil. Add sugar all at once. Bring to full rolling boil that can not be stirred down. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove form heat and quickly skim off foam. Pour at once into hot sterilized 1/2 pint jars and seal. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Make 8 cups. Uncooked jam has a brighter green color and a fresher kiwifruit taste than cooked jam. It must be stored in the freezer or refrigerator.