Recipes

Ginger Blueberry Mini Galettes

Posted on July 05, 2016 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

A galette is a free-form pie of sorts that's perfectly suited for those of us (Anne) who aren't proficient when it comes to pastry. These little fruit-filled, ginger studded desserts come together quickly and are proven crowd pleasers. The little bits of ginger deliver a spicy-sweet surprise with each bite.

Ingredients:

1 pie crust

1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries

1 Tbl Crystallized Ginger

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 Tbl all-purpose flour

pinch salt

1 egg, beaten with a little water

Ginger Sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a rolling pin, roll the pie crust into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter. Cut the circle into four pieces and place the pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet evenly spaced apart. In a bowl, combine the blueberries, Crystallized Ginger, granulated sugar, flour and salt. Divide the mixture among the four pieces of pie dough, placing the mixture in the center. Gather the edges of the pie dough and fold over the blueberry mixture. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with the Ginger Sugar. Bake until the pastry is golden brown and the blueberry filling is bubbling, about 20-30 minutes. If the pastry begins to brown too much during the baking process, lower 

 

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Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita)

Posted on March 14, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

This Greek savory pastry is a super simple way to get dinner--or brunch--on the table fast! The Phyllo dough makes a nice crispy crust, a great counterpart to the rich spinach filling. This dish is freezer friendly, too. After adding the filling to the pie pan, simply wrap in plastic wrap then foil then slip into a freezer-duty zip top bag. Thaw the pie for two hours then bake as directed. Delicious, healthy and convenient!

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