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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Finnish Prune Tart

We woke up to a wonderful beautiful day this morning.. The sun was shining brightly and the snow was glistening...
A perfect Christmas Eve Day!
picture taken this morning.
This Christmas season I didn't do as much baking or even candy making.  Last night I did make some tarts, so that we would have a little Canadian and Finn in our Christmas.  I made some Butter Tarts and also some Finnish Prune Tarts called Joulutorttu.  Some of the tarts I put Apricot Jam in them, along with prunes.



Finnish Prune Tarts  


Ingredients:
7 oz Prunes
water to cover prunes
1/8 cup sugar
1 pkg Puff Pastry sheet
1 egg white beaten

Directions:
In small saucepan, place prunes, sugar and enough water to cover prunes.  Cook on medium-low until prunes are soft and water dissipated .  At this point you can blend the prunes or mash them  with a fork. Set aside.
Roll out Puff Pastry and cut each sheet into 9 squares.  Cut slits into each corner of each square.
Add a teaspoon of prune filling in the center of the square and fold one end of pastry to center so that it looks like a pinwheel.
Brush top with beaten egg white.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until pastry is slightly brown.  
Let cool.
Make glaze with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and enough milk to make glaze runny.  Pour glaze over top of tarts.

Cook's note:
You can also use apricot jam instead of prune filling.  I usually make some of each.

Tray of tarts to give to the neighbors

Wishing All a Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all of your support.  



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