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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Berry Cherry Tarts & 2 Giveaways #GayLeaFoods

Crisp phyllo cups are filled with a delicious summer berry and fresh cherry filling, and finished off with real whipped cream.
 
Berry Cherry Tarts- Crisp phyllo cups are filled with a delicious summer berry and fresh cherry filling, and finished off with real whipped cream. www.hunwhatsfordinner.com


So, how are you guys enjoying your summer so far? Ours has been nice and quiet, but we are gearing up for Hubby to be on vacation. Starting Wednesday, Hubby will be off for 10 days, and I'll be unplugging during that time, so I can enjoy some wonderful summertime fun with my family. Fun in the sun is at the top of my list!

Another thing we've been enjoying this summer, is all the delicious fresh berries and cherries. We absolutely love cherries. Anytime I see them in the store, at an affordable price, I have to buy two bags. The kids eat them like candy, and that's OK with me. The more fruits and veggies I can get into them during the summer, the happier I am. Berries and cherries are some of their favourites, so you know you'll always find some in my fridge during the hot summer months.

With the kids gone for a few days, I've have to try and eat the fruit and veggies as quickly as I can. When I found half a container of raspberries in the fridge, I decided to make Berry Cherry Tarts. Hubby always asks that I bake a berry pie, with fresh summer berries, so I knew he would be a fan of these. I had some phyllo pastry dough in the freezer, so used that for our tart shells, since I didn't have all the ingredients to make pie dough.

As I made the filling for our tarts, I decided that these would be amazing topped with Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream. This real whipped cream in a can, is a staple in my fridge, especially during the summer. It's great as an ice cream topping, to add a little extra something to milkshakes and of course goes perfectly with berries. Hubby and I decided that these tarts were much better with A LOT of Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream, LOL. It was a nice little romantic treat for the two of us.


"Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


Berry Cherry Tarts- Crisp phyllo cups are filled with a delicious summer berry and fresh cherry filling, and finished off with real whipped cream. www.hunwhatsfordinner.com


 
Berry Cherry Tarts

4 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 C melted butter
1/3 C raspberries
1/3 C strawberries, chopped
1/3 C fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
1/3 C sugar
2 Tbs maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 can Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream

In a small sauce pot, combine the berries and cherries, with the sugar, maraschino cherry juice, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat, until sugar dissolves and berries come up to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer until reduced and thick; about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cover phyllo sheets with a clean damp kitchen towel. Take one sheet and brush with melted butter. Place a second sheet, on top of the first sheet, brushing the new sheet with melted butter. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th sheets of pastry. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 8 equal squares (approximately 1 1/2 x 1 1/2- inch). Gently place squares into a muffin tin (I used my Pampered Chef square muffin pan).

Fill each phyllo lined muffin cup with equal amounts of berry cherry filling. Brush top of pastry with any remaining melted butter and bake in preheated oven for 5-10 minutes; until edges of pastry turn golden brown.

Let cool to room temperature before removing from pan and serving with a generous amount of Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.


Now who wants to win some prizes??? This month Gay Lea is giving away 2 prizes, to two of my lucky readers.

Giveaway #1


Win a perfect patio entertaining kit this summer! Valued at $250 which includes:

1 BBQ Utensil Kit, 1 Cornhole Game, 4 Plates, 4 Side Plates, 1 Big Bowl, 1 Tray, Place Mats, and a picnic basket.
 
There will be one grand prize winner several blogs. Open to Canadian residents only. Winner will receive prize 4-6 weeks after being notified of the win.
 
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Giveaway #2
 
Win 12 FREE product coupons from Gay Lea. Coupons expire in October of this year. There will be one winner, per blog. You may enter across several blogs, but may only claim one prize. Open to Canadian residents only. Winner will receive prize 4-6 weeks after being notified of the win.
 
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48 comments:

Jeanine - The Baking Beauties said...

Hopefully some strawberry jam yet!

Jeanine - The Baking Beauties said...

Love having the canned whipped cream on hand for coffee/chocolate drinks. So much easier!

jenn halliday-hardy said...

love baking special treats for my boys during the summer especially with strawberries and blueberries their fav!!! having whip cream in the fridge makes the desert even better

tanyab79 said...

cooking up steak and chicken on the BBQ along with potatoes and veggies.

tanyab79 said...

I like to top pies and crepes with whipped cream

Karry Knisley said...

I love to top my pies, fresh berries, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes with Gay Lea whipped cream

Jonnie (JB) said...

I like to top Jell-O with Gaylea Whipped cream

Jeannie Lam said...

Blueberry peach pie with extra whipped cream!

Glogirl said...

I like to top a coconut cream pie with whipped cream.

blogginggal said...

Strawberries!!! :) (Suzi)

Erika E said...

I like to top strawberries and blueberries with Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.

Brenda Penton said...

I love to top strawberries with Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.

canaanboundbrigade said...

Love Grillin over the Summer, whether it's steaks, chicken or ribs!

Megan said...

I love whipped cream on waffles with either sliced peaches or strawberries! The higher the better for the whipped cream! Yummy!!

Megan said...

Will be cooking up chicken, burgers, and veggies! We love our BBQ!!

Sarah Reynolds said...

Grilled peaches tomorrow for dessert!

pamalot said...

I use it most often to top hot chocolate.

Lisa Bolduc said...

I will be making some nice potatoes on the bbq

Lisa Bolduc said...

I will have some fresh cream and strawberries on pound cake

Belinda M said...

I like to put it on top of peach pie

Annie1 said...

Angel food cake with strawberries!


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ksceviour said...

strawberry pie ,with a graham crust..hmmmm!
(Karla Sceviour)

Jessica Eapen said...

i'll be cooking up some bbq!

Eldon L said...

I would like to top it on cheesecake!

Angela M said...

I plan of cooking lots of salads and BBQ fresh caught salmon.

Yuen C said...

I will top it with cheesecake!

Tanis S said...

Apple Pie!

Josh Siemens said...

it is great on pie!

truckerofbc said...

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

truckerofbc said...

Strawberry Shortcake!!

SG said...

Chicken on the BBQ, whipped cream on hot chocolate :)

suzie said...

I like to top angel food cake & strawberries

ivy pluchinsky said...

strawberries, jello, pudding

Bree said...

Strawberry Pie!

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I love fruit, ice cream, jello, pudding, cake, pie, any dessert pretty much with whipped cream!

Lori Jean said...

My fave is waffles with whipped cream!

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jana24 said...

apple pie!

Tammy D said...

pancakes yumm

lushka said...

Blueberry pie

sarah sar said...

I enjoy whipped cream on fresh cut up fruit.

Nic said...

Strawberry shortcake!

Ann said...

Anything with blueberries and strawberries, especially tarts and shortcake

Nicolthe pickle said...

I like to put it on waffles with some fresh berries.

maria said...

I will be cooking up some bbqs for giveaway #!

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I like whipped cream on pie. #giveaway 2

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bobbi said...

I like strawberries with my whipped cream

seham merzib said...

strawberry shortcake

Carol A. said...

Steak, Corn On the Cob and homemade peach pie.