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Peach Curd Tart – A Summer Treat

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Peach Curd TartThe other day, it occurred to me that a Peach Curd Tart would be perfect for the summer. The Georgia Peaches have been so good this year I have used them every way I can think of.

Many fruits can be made into a curd.  The basics of curd are fruit, sugar, an acid, eggs and or yolks and butter.  For the Peach Curd, I used a dry white wine which gives a more subtle taste but lemon juice can also be used. Continue reading

Baked Pluots with Amaretti Crisp

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Baked Pluots with Amaretti CrispMy daughter-in-law Kate absolutely loves pluots and I agree.  Fully ripened,  this combination of plums and apricots is decadently sweet and lends itself perfectly with amaretti cookies.  Crushed with brown sugar, almonds and butter they add a bit of sweetness to the pluots.  If you can’t find pluots use any ripe plum.

If you’ve never experienced a pluot it is a treat. Sixty to seventy percent plum with thirty to forty percent apricot this fruit is almost heart shaped. It can be eaten raw, grilled, or baked as in this quick dessert.Pluot for Baked Pluots with Amaretti Crisp Continue reading