Cornmeal Crust Ricotta Fig Tartlets

Makes 6 Tartlets
Ingredients
1 batch cornmeal crust, refrigerated
1 pound fresh ricotta cheese
2 eggs¼ cup raw sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
Pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 pint of fresh figs, cut in half
½  teaspoon lavender flowers (optional)
Directions
Make sure the batch of cornmeal crust if cold and in the refrigerator.
Pre heat the oven to 375° [...]

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Ginger Honey Glaze

Makes ½ cup
Ingredients
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
Directions
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed and ginger is infused.

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Honey & Herbed Ricotta

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 ¼ cup fresh ricotta
¼ cup honey
1 /2 cup of chopped herbs of choice
Directions
Mix together all ingredients until smooth and mixed.

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Lobster, Tomato Corn Pies with Corn Aioli

Makes about 15 pies
Ingredients
1 medium shallot
2 cups lobster meat, cooked
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Savory Pie Dough
1 egg beaten
Coarse Salt
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl mix together shallot, lobster, corn, tomatoes and herbs, mix well and season [...]

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Mini Cream Fruit Tarts: Apricot, Italian Plum & Prune, Raspberry, Blueberry

Makes 8 Tartlets
Ingredients
Lemon Cream
Almond Cream
Honey & Herbed Ricotta
1 cup sliced apricots
1 cup sliced Italian plums
¼ cup prunes, chopped fine
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
8 tartlet shells, par-baked
Ginger Honey Glaze
Herbal Honey Glaze
Sweet Black Pepper Cherry Glaze
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350 ° F. Place about 3 tablespoons filling of choice into a par-baked tart shell and place about [...]

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Red Pepper, Crab & Corn Pies

Makes 8 pie pockets
Ingredients
2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and chopped
1 cup lump crab meat
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
Savory Herb Curd (recipe follows)
Savory Pie Dough
1 egg beaten
Coarse Salt
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F .Roll out the pie dough and cut into 8 circles about 8 inches [...]

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Savory Pie Dough (Pate Brisée)

Makes 1 large pie crust or two tart shells
Ingredients
2½ cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
2 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice [...]

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Sweet Black Pepper Cherry Glaze

Makes ½ cup
Ingredients
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried cherries, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine
Directions
Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan, mix and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed and herbs are infused. Take off heat [...]

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