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Mixed Berry Compote

11 Jul

Ingredients:

  •   3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  •   1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  •   2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  •   3 cups mixed berries (3/4 lb) such as raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Directions:

Melt butter in a skillet over moderate heat. Stir in brown sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add berries and cook, tossing gently (try to keep most of them from breaking up), until berries are warm and juices begin to be released, 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Use any mixture of berries in this simple, quick compote. It tastes great with the raspberry semifreddo torte and over ice cream or pound cake.

Recipe from epicurious

Raspberry Semifreddo Torte

11 Jul

Ingredients:

FOR CRUST:

  •   2 (5 1/3-oz) boxes shortbread
  •   1/2 cup natural almonds, toasted and cooled
FOR FILLING:
  •   2 large eggs
  •   1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  •   1 1/2 cups raspberries (6 oz)
  •   1 cup chilled heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make crust: Break shortbread into pieces and pulse pieces with nuts in a food processor until finely ground.
    Press firmly over bottom and 1 1/4 inches up side of a 24-centimeter springform pan.  Bake crust in middle of oven 10 minutes, then cool in pan on a rack.
  3. Make filling: Beat eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt in a metal bowl with a handheld electric mixer at medium-high speed until doubled in volume, about 5 minutes.  Set bowl over a saucepan with 1 inch of simmering water and beat custard until an instant-read thermometer registers 140°F, about 5 minutes.  Continue beating over heat 3 minutes more.  Remove bowl from heat and chill custard until cool, about 10 minutes.
  4. Toss raspberries with remaining tablespoon sugar in a large fine sieve set over a bowl, then force berries through sieve, pressing on solids, and discard seeds.  Fold strained raspberries into cooled custard.
  5. Beat cream with cleaned beaters until it just holds stiff peaks and fold gently into raspberry mixture.  Spoon filling into crust, smoothing top.  Wrap pan in foil and freeze at least 4 hours.  (Filling will be firm but not frozen solid.)  Run a thin knife around edge of torte and remove side of pan.

Cooks’ note: • You can freeze torte up to 2 days. • Accompaniment: mixed-berry compote

Raspberry Chocolate Bars

11 Jul

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 10 oz frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed, drained
  • 3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 T cornstarch

Directions:

1.  Mix flour, sugar and butter.  Press in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 in. pan.  Bake @ 350F for 15 min.
2. Mix raspberries, o.j. and cornstarch in saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cool 10 minutes.
3. Sprinkle choc. chips over baked layer. Spoon raspberry mixture over choc. chips. Bake 20 minutes or until raspberry mixture is set.
4.  Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.  Cut in 8 x 6 squares. Cut in 8 x 6 rows.