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Mini Cherry Pies

These mini cherry pies are so cute, we could eat them right up!

INGREDIENTS

  • Dough
  • Cherries
  • Apricot, diced
  • Apple, diced
  • Almond Flakes
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Egg Yolk
  • Water

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Roll out some dough, and then use a cup or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles. 
  3. Place each circle into the cavities of a silicone muffin mould (or greased tin), and press into the bottom and along the sides.
  4. Pit the cherries, and throw into a pot. 
  5. Add sugar, baking powder, and water, and simmer until it thickens to a saucy consistency. 
  6. Use a spoon to fill each pie to 2/3 to the top.
  7. Optional: for a bit of variety, you can also fill the pies with apricots + brown sugar + butter, or apples + brown sugar + almond flakes.
  8. For the lattice crust: use a pizza slicer to cut out thin strips of dough, then lace together to form a lattice.
  9. Use a cup to cut the lattice into circles, then gently place on top of the uncooked pies.
  10. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake the pies at 350° F for 25 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Let cool for 15 minutes, then gently lift the pies out with the edge of a knife.
  13. Enjoy!

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great appetizer for elegant dining

  • 1/4c canola oil
  • 12 large scallops
  • 1L spicy scallop marinade
  • 2 tbsp cilantro pistou
  • 4 pieces thick-sliced bacon
3.1/5 (278 Votes)

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Nem nuong: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs with Mint

  • 1 pound pork shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon of uncooked rice
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (preferably nuoc mam)
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
4.1/5 (108 Votes)

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Flaky phyllo sheets are layered with a savory spinach and feta cheese filling

  • 2.5 lbs. spinach, chopped (you can substitute frozen, thawed well)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 large onions, diced
  • 2 bunches green onions, diced (incl. 4 inches green)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped (substitute 3 tbsp. dried)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 lb. ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb. phyllo pastry sheets
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • Eggs
  • Mayonaise
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
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4.3/5 (25 Votes)

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Great for appetizers and part of a meal!

  • 3 pkgs chopped beef
  • 3 8oz cream cheese at room temp.
  • 2 tbsp. chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tsp. accent seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4.1/5 (42 Votes)

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  • 1 large melon
  • 15 pieces of prosciutto
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon Smoked Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 1/2 cup water
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4.2/5 (27 Votes)

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Tasty appetizer or side dish for anyone who loves spinach

  • 2 packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups herb stuffing mix (cubes)
  • salt and pepper
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

The perfect appetizer to enjoy with an Italian dinner

  • A variety of cherry tomatoes (e.g., red and yellow), quartered
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (thinly sliced)
  • crostini or toasted sliced baguette
  • 1 small (3 or 4 ounce) package of chèvre (goat cheese), plain or herbed
4.2/5 (24 Votes)

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Basic Cream Puff meets Spinach Artichoke Dip! This clever twist brings you a delicious, flavorful appetizer that e...

  • Cream Puffs:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Spinach Dip Filling
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
  • ½ cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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  • 1 Bag of Frozen Meatballs
  • 1 Jar of Grape Jelly
  • 1 Jar of Chili Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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