Prune Tart Pinwheels 
Cook the dried prunes with water...
Cook the dried prunes with water...
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...until you can use a potato masher to give them the consistency of fruit preserves...
...until you can use a potato masher to give them the consistency of fruit preserves...
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Add lemon juice & sugar, then reduce over heat until it's a nice goopy  mess. This can stay in the fridge until you're ready to use it with the pastry.
Add lemon juice & sugar, then reduce over heat until it's a nice goopy mess. This can stay in the fridge until you're ready to use it with the pastry.
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Make the pastry with the heavy cream, butter, flour, whiskey, egg, etc, & chill overnight.  Roll out to 1/8
Make the pastry with the heavy cream, butter, flour, whiskey, egg, etc, & chill overnight. Roll out to 1/8" thick, then fold into thirds. Roll again to 1/8" thick and fold into thirds again. Roll out to 1/8" thick and cut into squares with a pastry wheel. (Yes, you just made your own puff pastry! The folds are what make the thin layers that puff open during baking, but you must have a clean cut edge for them to puff...)
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Cut angled notches from each corner towards the center, but leave the center intact for the filling.  Put a teaspoon of prune filling in the center, then bring in each corner to the center to make the pinwheel shape.  Pinch the ends together & push into the filling to get the pinwheel to stay while baking, but I haven't yet had consistent success since mine keep popping open!
Cut angled notches from each corner towards the center, but leave the center intact for the filling. Put a teaspoon of prune filling in the center, then bring in each corner to the center to make the pinwheel shape. Pinch the ends together & push into the filling to get the pinwheel to stay while baking, but I haven't yet had consistent success since mine keep popping open!
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Even if they pop open, they are still very tasty, just not as pretty! ;)
Even if they pop open, they are still very tasty, just not as pretty! ;)
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Finished Finnish Prune Tarts, close to how my dad's mom used to make, but I'll practice more next year...yum! :-9
Finished Finnish Prune Tarts, close to how my dad's mom used to make, but I'll practice more next year...yum! :-9
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