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Tiny Tarts: How to make Pie in a Jar

Tiny Tarts: How to make Pie in a Jar
I love giving thoughtful homemade gifts to friends and family. I especially love it when the gift is fun to make and frugal to buy. So when I discovered the delicious and super cute world of goodies in a jar, I decided to put a lid on it and bake up a batch of pie in a jar. I’ve written about jarred gifts before in 8 Homemade Gifts in a Jar — so check it out if you’re less into pastry and more into mixes in a jar. Pie in a jar is just that — it’s a small single serving of fruit pie made and baked in a tiny mason jar. Anytartytarts, I’ve even given a few jarred pies to friends in need of a little cheer after a bad day. Not only are pies in a jar fun to make, but they are a flexible food to serve too. So to get you in the mood for some summer sweet and frugal pie, let’s get some mason jars, turn on the oven, and get baking. Oh, and don’t forget to add these pies as gifts using the Budget Series Gift Giving Worksheet — where tracking even small gifts is as easy as pie. Step Six: Get Baked Related:  Food&DrinkRecetas

pie crust 101 To begin, I want to make a note about the zillions of pie dough recipes out there: I barely buy it. Not the value of a recipe, mind you, but that new ones will ever come to pass. At their very base, they’re all just some type of solid fat (butter, shortening or lard) cut with powdery ingredients (flour, sometimes salt and sugar) bound with a liquid (usually water, but some folks get creative with milk, cream, buttermilk or vodka), and I’m amused that every year, so many cooking publications feel a need to pronounce that By Golly, They’ve Got It! That said, Cooks Illustrated is really onto something grand this year, so thank you to all who pointed me in this recipe’s direction. So let’s get started shall we? First, measure your flour. Now is the point where I suppose I should jump in on the Great Butter versus Shortening, but yawn, you can get that elsewhere. The first picture shows the dough after a few cuts with the blender, i.e. big chunks. Aren’t you proud of yourself? 1. 2.

Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets When I tell you this, take me very seriously…..run, don’t walk to your nearest grocery store and make these today! I knew I wanted to make a Nutella treat the other day and when this simple idea came to mind I had no idea how crazy good it would be! The pastry with the gooey disappearing marshmallow and nutella make for a treat that you just must try for yourself! Enjoy! Can you handle this line up?! Um….this stuff should be illegal. Ok, easy easy. Take a little fork and crimp those edges, nice and firm. Next, you’ll brush with an egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar, mmmmm! Get a load of this! I sprinkled mine with a little powdered sugar Oooey, gooey and delish! Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets 1 package puff pastry, 2 pastry sheets thawed 1 Cup Nutella spread 1 Cup mini marshmallows Egg white wash: 1 egg white whisked with 1 Tablespoon water Powdered sugar for dusting 1. 8 pockets Have a great new week! Other recipes you may enjoy...

Nutella Mug Cake Bring Your Child's Favorite Characters to Life with These Disney-Themed Lunches Healthy Mickey-Shaped PB&J Muffins: A Breakfast the Whole Family with Love A Yummy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love This 3-Ingredient Coffee Fudge Is the Best Morning Pick-Me-Up Red Velvet Crêpes I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder. Mascarpone Cream Filling- 500 mL heavy cream - 300 gr mascarpone cheese - 1/2 cup icing sugar - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - zest of 1 orange (optional, but adds nice tang) + 1/2 cup raspberry jam (optional, for filling crepes) Directions: For the Mascarpone Filling:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » in the kitchen with: mowie’s meringue tarts Food blogger Mowie K wrote earlier this year about unearthing his grandmother’s notebook of recipes. Since he comes from a long line of bakers, I could only imagine Mowie’s excitement at discovering such a treasure. I also thought it might be a great opportunity to find something fantastic for In the Kitchen With readers. Instead of using a cherished family recipe directly, Mowie developed a show-stopping dessert for us that combines his favorite meringue with the strudel that so reminds him of his grandmother. About Mowie: Mowie Kay is the author of the food blog Mowielicious. CLICK HERE for the full recipe (and more beautiful pictures) after the jump! Ingredients For the pastry 195 g (14 tbsp) cold unsalted butter270 g (2 cups unsifted, dipped) plain flour45 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar6 tablespoons cold water For the filling For the meringue topping 5 egg whites300 g (1 + 1/2 cup) caster sugar Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Substitutions You can substitute the apple for almost any fruit.

Skinnytaste Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: sometimes the best creations are the ones you don’t set out to create! This might be my new favorite thing. It’s the perfect easy, throw-together, family style dessert for summer. Then my boys walked in from the back yard with handfuls of strawberries from our garden and I started thinking about how chocolate covered strawberries sounded so good right then because my first thought when I see any sort of food product is how it would taste covered in chocolate. So I chopped up those berries and let them sit in a spoonful of sugar for a bit. Then I sprinkled them all over those crispy cinnamon-sugar coated chips. I grabbed some chocolate chips, and ate a few. Adding just a touch of vegetable oil or shortening to your chocolate makes it nice and smooth for drizzling. When it’s nice and melted, you can start drizzling. in an artistic-meets-haphazard sort of way chocolate + strawberries = good. The finishing touch is a few dallops of whipped cream.

Baked Chicken Nuggets Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Once I'm in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal. Double these for more or make half for less servings. Healthy Baked Chicken NuggetsGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of nuggets • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 ptsCalories: 164.9 • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 22.1 g • Carb: 7.7 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Sugar: 0.1 g Ingredients: Preheat oven to 425°.

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