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Apricot & Pistachio Tart

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in Fruit, Pie | 5 comments

Apricot & Pistachio
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Alex and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary about a week ago! I said I would bake him anything that he wanted and he chose this apricot tart from Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts.
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Apricot Chiffon Pie

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Fruit, Pie | 8 comments

Apricot Chiffon Pie
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I love this pie! It’s so light and fruity it’s an excellent summer dessert. It takes a little bit of time and effort but is a great pie to impress anyone that comes over!
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Cherry Cobbler Squares

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Brownies & Squares, Fruit | 9 comments

Cherry Cobbler Squares
The summer has been a bit of a bust so far. A few nice days here and there but that’s it. To compensate I made some summer fruity cobbler bars that would be nice for an indoor picnic.
Cherry Cobbler Squares
I used cherries and blueberries for the first batch. I love fresh summer cherries.

Apricot Cobbler Squares
 I used fresh apricots and raspberries in the second batch.
Apricot Cobbler Squares

The second batch had more of a crumble topping going on. I love the tartness of the apricot and raspberries together. 
Cobbler Bars
adapted from Brown Eyed Baker (makes 12 bars)

Ingredients
Filling
2 1/2 cups diced fruit (I used 2 cups cherries 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 punnet apricots, skins removed with a handful of raspberries)
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
Dough
1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 egg
1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F/190 F and grease a 9 x 9 pan. In a small bowl combine the diced fruit and lemon juice. Fold in the sugar, flour and salt.
Cherry Cobbler Squares
2. To make the dough whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or two knifes and combine the butter in until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the egg and combine to form a dough.
Cherry Cobbler Squares
3. Split the dough in half and spread one half into the pan.

Cherry Cobbler Squares

4. Pour the fruit mixture over the dough. Then take the second half of the dough and crumble it on top of the fruit. If the dough is not crumbly enough add in one or two handfuls of flour.
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Cherry Cobbler Squares
If you add a little more flour it can get a little more crumbly than this

5. Bake for 45 minutes until brown on top. Cool before cutting into squares. 
Enjoy with some cream or ice cream. 
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