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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Need a quick and easy dessert in a hurry? Try Cloris’s pie crust pinwheels. -- AP

1/2 cup all fruit jam, your choice of flavor
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans
1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts per package)
2 tablespoons sugar

Sprinkle half the sugar over a clean work surface. Unroll the pie crust and press one crust over the sugar, pressing gently so sugar adheres to crust.

Spread half the fruit evenly over the top of the pie crust. Sprinkle half the nuts over the fruit spread.

Starting at one end, roll the dough into a tight log. Trim the ends. Cut log into 1” pieces. Repeat for remaining ingredients.

Place the pinwheels 2” apart with ends standing up on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees 20-25 minutes until dough turns golden brown. Transfer pinwheels to a cooling rack.

Even if you’re all thumbs in the kitchen, you can make these yummy treats. Enjoy! -- AP

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