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Orange Kiwi Tapioca Parfait

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Fruit in this recipe:
Specialty Fruit


  • 3 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Navel Oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 6 Kiwis, peeled, quartered, and sliced
  • Orange segments, for garnish


  1. Stir together 2 3/4 cups of milk, tapioca, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, scraping the bottom and sides to prevent from sticking.  Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 5 minutes longer.
  3. Mix 1/4 cup of the reserved cold milk with the cornstarch and add to hot milk mixture. Continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and pour tapioca pudding into a deep metal bowl.  Stir every few minutes until it cools, about 10 minutes.
  5. Once the tapioca pudding is cool.  Assemble parfaits in 8 ounce glasses in the following order; Orange segments at the bottom, tapioca pudding in the middle and Kiwi on top.  Garnish with an Orange section. 
  6. Cover and refrigerate; serve chilled.



Courtesy of Citrus From Chile