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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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