N.yr.eve feast - 3. fruit solitaires

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Orange
1½ cup All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ cup Butter; in small pieces
\N \N Orange slices
2 \N Egg yolks
1 cup Canned cherries
1 cup Canned blueberry filling
\N \N Orange-peel twists;


Loaded with flavor and fun, these luscious orange-flavored tarts are filled with cherries and blueberries.

Preheat oven to 400F.

Grate peel from orange to measure 2 tsp; squeeze juice to measure 4 tbsp. Place flour and sugar in food processor with butter; pulse, using on-off, just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add egg yolks, orange peel and 3 tbsp reserved orange juice. Pulse just until mixture forms a ball, adding additional 1 tbsp orange juice if necessary.

Pat dough into a flat disk; divide into sixths. On lightly floured cookie sheet, place one sixth of dough. Using floured fingers, shape dough into either a club, diamond, heart or spade playing-card shape, 4-½ x 3-½, forming a ½-inch high rim. (Or simply shape into 4-inch circle, forming a ½-inch high rim.) Repeat with the remaining dough. Freeze cookie sheet 5 minutes until dough is firm.

Bake 14-16 minutes until crust is lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

To serve, spoon pie fillings into cookies crusts.Place tarts on individual serving plates. Garnish.

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