Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Queen of Hearts...

The Queen of Hearts she baked some tarts all on a summers day.
The Knave of Hearts he stole those tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the knave full sore.
The Knave of Hearts returned the tarts and vowed he'd steal no more.

My tarts, on this summer's day, had three fillings...
Peach, apple, and Ohelo berry.
This little stint was for my folk's 26th wedding anniversary,
so I added the little hearts.

When doing any kind of pie filling I just add a little sugar,
some spices, a couple tablespoons of flour and (if its a big pie)
a couple tablespoons of earth balance. I jump back and forth with
using cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. I also toss the fruit in some
fresh lemon juice to keep it from oxidizing.

The last two tins I ran out of the fresh fruit filling so I chopped
up some dried apricots and raisins and threw them in with
some lemon juice and fresh ginger.

These are so perfect for parties when big slices are too much.
Also great for tofu-quiche!


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Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks, thats awesome! I will be sure to do the same for you!