Hello Friends! It's the last week of February. How did we get here so fast?
I am totally excited that it's almost March because it means we are getting closer to Spring. This past week we had temperature well into the 60's. I saw people walking around town in shorts. Even I'm not that crazy. I know better, because 2 days later it snowed. Go figure.
I have the day off from work today and after I do a quick grocery run I am planning on some light housework and (sadly) putting away all my Valentine decorations. I need to give St. Patrick's Day some equal showing time because before we know it Easter will be here. I already saw the candy in the stores before Valentines Day! I'll never understand the rush. Seriously, if I bought Easter candy this early, it would never make it to Easter....if you know what I mean. I would eat it all and then have to buy more. Maybe that's what the stores are hoping for! : )
Speaking of candy, may I interest you in something fruity to wash down all that leftover Valentine chocolate?
I discovered that I have a new favorite dessert and I'm dying to tell you about it.
I noticed that I had a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer and I spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out what I could do with it. I thought about making an apple tart but when I went to the grocery store to get the apples (and the rest of my dinner) I came across frozen mixed berries, which were on sale! Bingo!
I've never made one of these tarts before. This was my first time. But I really love the word "rustic" because we all know that means it's pretty impossible to mess it up.
Rustic. Yes, I like that ♥
The recipe is very simple :
1/2 lb frozen puff pastry (one sheet), thawed
3 cups frozen mixed berries
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. white sugar
2 tbsp. flour
3/4 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. butter
powered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out the pastry to about 14 inches. It's supposed to be rustic so don't worry too much about the shape. Just make sure it's big enough to hold the fruit.
I rolled out my dough right on a piece of parchment paper.
I recommend doing this because after this step you need to chill the dough.
I was able to slide the paper right onto a cookie sheet and pop it in the fridge ♥
While the dough is chilling you can prepare the fruit.
I used Wyman's frozen mixed berries. So good! (and 2 for $6.99)
Pour 3 cups of fruit (which is about a bag and a half) right into a bowl.
Add the brown sugar, white sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter.
Toss it up!
Take the dough out of the fridge.
Now dump the fruit right in the center.
Pull up and fold all the edges around the fruit. Leave a 4-5 inch opening in the center.
Brush folds with a little water and sprinkle with sugar ♥
Bake for 40 minutes~
Let cool and sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar!
Cut pie wedges and serve with vanilla ice cream!
This is truly my new favorite dessert!
While eating it my mother and I were discussing how delicious this would be with summer peaches!
I can not wait to try that!
Ok, so I probably should have slide it onto a pretty plate once it was cooled....but hey, we're all family. No need to be fancy! (actually I was just too eager to cut into it that I forgot! : )
And there you have it. Enjoy! ♥
Well, I'm off to make the most out of this day. One my coffee and I'll be perfectly caffeinated for a Monday! Grocery store, here I come!
Have a good day, my friends! Thanks for stopping by!