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Whole Wheat Harvest Tarts by Melissa McKinnon

Whole Wheat Harvest Tarts by Melissa McKinnon

Whole Wheat Harvest Tarts Recipe

  • Yields: 16
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Bake Time: 35 minutes

Well, I made the plunge and altered my grandmother’s “Perfect Flaky Pie Crust” and it turned out great! Follow the link above for the instructions, but use the ingredients below:

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks butter (1 c.)
  • 9 Tbsp. iced water

Divide dough into 16 equal portions and, on a floured surface, roll out each ball into a 6-7″ circle.

Now for the fillings. Mix together the following ingredients and divide into two equal portions (about 1/2 c. per bowl):

  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

The rest of the ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples, peeled and sliced (4 in one bowl, 2 in second bowl with rest of ingredients)
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c. dried cherries
  • 1/2 c. golden raisins
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Mix 1/2 of the sugar and spice mixture into the bowl with four of the apples and the other 1/2 of the sugar and spice mixture with the remaining ingredients.

Place ½ c. filling in the center of each dough round, fold in half and pinch edges together either with fingers or a fork. Place on a wax paper lined baking pan (I used stoneware). Brush the tops of the apple tarts with the remaining juices from the filling. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. For the mixed fruit and nut tarts, brush with melted butter (about 1 tsp. each) and place a pecan half on the top of each.

Bake at 375F for 30-35 minutes.

Cool on wire racks.

Transfer to serving platter. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Bon Appetit! ~Melissa

Trail Mix Cookies – a twist from my Great Grandmother’s Oatmeal Crispies (Feb. 17, 2010)

Cream together:

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. Crisco (if someone knows of an organic substitute that doesn’t change the taste, please let me know by posting a comment)
Add wet ingredients:

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine and add dry ingredients:

1 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Gradually add the rest of the ingredients:

3 c. oats
¾ c. raisins
¾ c. chopped pecans
½ c. chopped, dried dates
½ c. dried cranberries
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute before transferring to paper towels to finish cooling (if they last that long).

For Grandma-Great’s original recipe, increase raisins to 1 c. and don’t add the nuts, dates, or cranberries. Everything else is the same.

Another option would be to replace the pecans with peanuts and the dates with chocolate pieces (like M&Ms). You could also add sunflower seeds or whatever you like in your trail mix. Enjoy!