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Mini Fruit Pizzas

 

Mini Fruit Pizzas

Ingredients:

Cookie Crust
  1. • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  3. • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  4. • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  5. • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  6. • ½ cup sugar
  7. • 1 egg
  8. • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. • 1 tablespoon milk
White Chocolate Cream Cheese filling
  1. • ¼ cup heavy cream
  2. • 1/3 cup white chocolate
  3. • 8oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  4. • ½ cup powdered sugar
  5. • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Topping
  1. • Assorted fruits of your choice (See Shinee’s notes below)

Directions:

  1. 1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
    2. In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat for another minute or two until well combined. Add half of dry ingredients, then stir in milk, and then remaining half of the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, scraping the sides. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky. Wrap it into a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, or up to 2 days.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or silicone mat.
    4. On lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough into 1/8-inches-thick circle. Cut out 2.5-inch circles. Continue to roll the leftover scrapes and cut out the small circles until you run out of the dough.
    5. Place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. (We need to slightly undercook them to get nice and soft “pizza crust”.) Cool completely on wire rack.
    6. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the cream cheese filling. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place the white chocolate in a small bowl and add the warm cream over it. Let it stand for a minute and stir until chocolate completely melted and the mixture is smooth. (Microwave the mixture for 15 seconds if the chocolate is not completely melted.)
    7. In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and white chocolate mixture. Beat for 3-5 minutes, or until the filling is thickened and smooth.
    8. Cut the fruits into thin slices, if needed.
    9. Spread about a tablespoon of cream cheese filling on each cookie with a butter knife. Arrange the fruits on top. That’s it!

You can choose any fruits you have on hand, or you like. For beautiful presentation, choose different colored fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, mango, and more.

 
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Blueberry Peach Pie

Blueberry Peach Pie

Ingredients:
  • Pie Crust:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ to ½ cup ice water
  • Filling:
  • 5 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour (perhaps more flour would help the juices thicken)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 egg, beaten
 Directions:
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds.
  2. With machine running, add ice water (just the water, not the ice) in a slow, steady stream through feed tube. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky; be careful not to process more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount together: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll one disc of dough into a 12-inch round, ⅛-inch thick. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  5. In a large bowl, combine peaches, blueberries, sugar, flour, and lemon juice, toss to combine. Pour into pie plate, mounding in the center. Roll second disc of dough into a 12-inch round, ⅛ inch thick. Then either cut into strips for a lattice top and crimp edges, or leave whole and place on top and crimp edges. Cut a few vents on top. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove pie from refrigerator. Brush crust with egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet to catch any potential overflow. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, until crust is browned at edges. Turn oven down to 350, bake for another 40-50 minutes.