N.Yr.Eve Feast - 3. Fruit Solitaires Recipe

Step 1

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

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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, 4-1/2 x 3-1/2, forming a 1/2-inch high rim. (Or simply shape into 4-inch circle, forming a 1/2-inch high rim.) Repeat with the remaining dough.

Step 6

Freeze cookie sheet 5 minutes until dough is firm. Bake 14-16 minutes until crust is lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Step 7

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

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 1/2c All-purpose flour
  • 2tb Sugar
  • 1/2c Butter; in small pieces
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1c Canned cherries
  • 1c Canned blueberry filling
--------------GARNISH-------------------
  • Orange slices
  • Orange-peel twists;

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