Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27 "Picture Me Cooking" Fruit Jewels

We love the Picture Me Cooking cookbook! The recipes are fun and tasty. Audrey loves to pull the book out and look at the pictures of the recipes. Tonight we made these wonderful Fruit Jewels:

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 cups fruit
In a medium bowl have your helper butter until fluffy. Gradually mix in sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add in egg yolk, orange juice and vanilla. Mix in flour until a dough ball forms. Have your helper assist you to press bits of dough into 2 or 3 inch tartlett molds or cupcake pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 15 minutes. Have your helper assist you in removing tarts from molds by using the tip of a butter knife. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely. 
Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange juice
Mix sugar, cornstarch and orange juice in a small pot and stir until smooth. Have your helper assist you in bringing mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Keep at a boil for about 2 minutes, until thickened. Cover and cool. Fill tart shells with your chosen fruit. Spoon glaze over tops of each

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Assist in gathering ingredients
  2. Fill tartletts
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Assist Audrey
  2. Make glaze
We did not actually make the tart shells but rather used some we had leftover from Christmas gifts. Next time we will have to make the cookie shells ourselves. These tasted wonderful! We used frozen organic raspberries. 

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