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3.12.11

JAM TARTS


I used to make them regularly when my children were small, these days not so much. To use up last summer’s apples I was making today the last batch of apple pies for the freezer. I make most of my pies for a pie loving bachelor friend, and even though I have a stack of them already, by next summer there I will be pie-less. I had a clump of pastry left. Now you know what happens to clumps of leftover pastry, you put them in the fridge and next time you clean fridge you throw them in the trash. This time a muse hit me and I made it into jam tarts. No need to blind bake, nothing will happen if you bake the fully assembled tart. All you need for jam tarts is a good pastry.

leftover pie pastry
jam
nuts, finely ground

Divide the leftover pastry and form them into little balls.
On a floured board roll them quite thin and place them in a muffin pan.
Add 1 tsp of jam and 1 Tbsp of nuts to each little tart.
Bake it at 400F until the pastry edges are nicely browned.


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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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