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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Ginger Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients
4 egg yolks (reseve whites for meringue)
1⁄3 cup cornstarch
1½ cups water
11⁄3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 box gingersnap cookies (2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grind gingersnaps into crumbs. Add butter and press into tart molds. Place on [...]

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Herbal Honey Glaze

Makes ½ cup
Ingredients
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh herbs of choice, 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 herbs are 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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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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Savory Herbal Curd

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon corn starch
¼ cup grated cheese, parmesan or cheese of choice
¼ cup fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine
4 large eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a medium low heat, whisking slowly until mixture is [...]

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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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