Spring Entertaining: A Company-Worthy Dessert

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Southern Socials

Petticoat Junction
As southerners, we borrow goodness from the past & apply it to our current lives.
Along the way, we discard notions that are no longer relavent.

noun  junc·tion  \ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

1. the state of being joined
2 a. a place or point of meeting
b. an intersection of roads especially where one terminates
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Although petticoats have long been replaced by pixie pants in bright hues, core entertaining values have remained the same over time. Good manners have always led the way. Celebrations aren’t meant to be showy events. The focus is to create a moment in time that honors the people you love most. If you attend a social function where meticulous details surprise you around every corner, it simply demonstrates the enormous thought, love & respect for an individual. The extra attention naturally parallels into an ultra stylish gathering. The good news is that it need not be complicated. The fine details are most often simple & practical not to mention solution oriented.

Muffin Tin Magic

Dessert. An opportunity to leave a lasting memory of the honoree & the event. Bypass traditional tartlet pans that can be a bit costly. You can create a lovely selection of petite pies with everyday muffin tins. Cupcake papers hold pie weights making blind baking the crusts a cinch. Garnishing an array of beautiful lemon tarts is more powerful than you may think. When guests pause over a tray of sweets deciding which one they want to indulge in… that’s truly a special moment. It just says so much.

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makes 1 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 cup ap flour, divided
2 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Garnishes: Sweetened whipped cream, lemon slices, lemon rind,
fresh fruit & powdered sugar

Cream the butter, the powdered sugar & the lemon zest with an electric stand mixer
on Medium speed until light & airy.

stop the mixer on occasion & scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula

Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour & the cornmeal
to the butter mixture & blend on Low speed just until combined.

Roll small pieces of dough to a 3/8-inch thickness & cut with a round 2 3/4–inch cutter.
Evenly space the rounds in 2 {12-cup} muffin tins filling 18 lightly greased cups.
Gently press the dough into the cup sides.
Chill for 2 hours.

nine cups will be filled in each of the muffin tins to ensure even baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease the dough with cooking spray.
Place a paper cupcake liner over the dough & fill with dried beans.
Bake for 10 minutes.

Carefully remove the dried beans and return the pans to the oven.
Bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove the pans from the oven.

Whisk together the granulated sugar, the remaining
2 tablespoons flour, the eggs & the lemon juice in a small bowl.
Carefully pour the mixture over the warm crusts filling just below the tops.

Fill the shells using a measuring cup with a good spout
to prevent the tartlets from sticking to the muffins tins
when ready to remove from the pans after baking.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the filling is set.
Gently loosen the tartlets using the tip of a sharp paring knife.
Cool for 2 hours in the pans.
Remove the tartlets from the pans & garnish as desired.

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A stunning presentation is easier than you may think

The 411

Get inspired & let the natural dessert flavors lead the way…
Use ingredients that are already in the recipe.

Choose complimentary herbs, berries & citrus slices
to create a pretty show when perfectly paired.
Start with these simple ideas to really wow your guests.

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Pure Sweetness

Innocent enough.
Gently tap powdered sugar filled tea balls & vintage hand-held sieves
over the petite pies for a clean finish.

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Simple Slices

A pretty garnish should never be complicated…
especially when a few dozen are in order.
Otherwise, mutiny sets in & the hostess automatically reverts to lovely option No. 1.
Although nice, I encourage you to offer a variety of pretty tarts.

Cut lemons into thin slices using a very sharp paring knife.
When guests get ready to enjoy the dessert,
the garnish can politely be removed & left on the side of the plate.

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Lemon Icebox Tartlets

A summer favorite cleans up well…
petite pies are party ready in an instant.

Pipe sweetened whipped cream using a small star tip
over the tartlets for a sweet ending filled with truly effortless style.
Thin lemon slices cut into eights add a bright finish.

Get creative & try different shaped pastry tips.
Add your own ideas for that perfect garnish.

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Bold & Beautiful

Fresh strawberries, blueberries & blackberries are vibrant & tasty toppers.
Finish the tartlets with an easy twist.
Pull lemon rind through a channel knife.
Tie the strips into simple knots for an effortless ending.

No. 5

The Video Tutorial

Watch & learn how to pull this off in your own kitchen.

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