SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May

Ingredients

Lavender Tart Crust

  • 1.5 tablespoons Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 1/4 cup Graham Crackers (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Flowers
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar

Poached Pears

  • 1 cup Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Maketplace)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Sherry Wine
  • dash Sea Salt
  • dash Pepper

Custard Tart Filling

  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (2 Whole Eggs, 1 Egg Yolk)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanllia Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Milk

Directions

Lavender Tart Crust
Step 1
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Massage with hands until all crackers are coated and when pinched together hold together.
Step 2
Transfer all ingredients into a non-stick 9” tart pan, or two 4” tart pans, whichever you prefer.
Step 3
With a piece of plastic wrap as a barrier for your hands, push and mold the crust into the tart pan, allowing ¼” thickness throughout.
Step 4
Bake in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes, or until the crusts are nutty and aromatic.
Poached Pears
Step 5
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, mix sugar until dissolved on low heat.
Step 6
Add pears and allow poaching liquid to come to a gentle boil.
Step 7
Remove from heat and leave pears to remain steeping inside liquid for 15-20 minutes. Remove pears and slice as desired.
Custard Tart Filling
Step 8
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Gradually, whisk in milk, skimming off any small bubbles that may rise to the surface. Mix to a smooth texture.
Step 9
Pour custard mixture into tart pan. Arrange poached pears in desired placement into the pan.
Step 10
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until custard has set firmly.
Step 11
Garnish with caramelized (sautéed) Onions or Prosciutto, and a drizzle with reduced Lavender Balsamic.

Note

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Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil

Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic

STRAWBERRY GRANITA

STRAWBERRY GRANITA

Allergy Milk
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Easter, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May

Ingredients

Granita

  • 1lb Strawberries (Fresh And Sliced)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda (May substitute for agave nectar)

Granita (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice (Freshly squeezed)

Chantilly Creme

  • 12oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup Powder Sugar (Or to desired sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions

Granita
Step 1
Wash, hull and slice the berries thinly to allow maximum soaking.
Step 2
In a large bowl, toss the sliced berries with sweetener (sugar, splenda) if desired.
Step 3
Pour Dark Chocolate Balsamic over berries until evenly coated and submerged.
Step 4
Let berries marinate in Chocolate balsamic at room temperature for up to 5 hours, tossing and stirring periodically. You will notice the natural sugars and red hue of berries beginning to seep into the balsamic, creating a syrup-like texture.
Step 5
Once the correct sweetness and thickness is achieved, transfer berries and balsamic to a food processor and blend until completely smooth
Step 6
Additional fresh berries may be added during the blending process to achieve richness of color.
Step 7
Pour mixture into a glass baking pan and store in freezer until completely frozen. To serve, scrape the Granita mixture with a fork, achieving a granulated texture
Chantilly Creme
Step 8
In a large mixer bowl using a whisk attachment, whip the cream at high speed until thickness develops.
Step 9
As the whip develops, slowly add confectioners sugar or sugar substitute gradually – to taste.
Step 10
Finish by whipping in vanilla extract – can be served by spoon or via piping bag for an elegant look.

Note

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Dark Chocolate Balsamic

STRAWBERRY MUFFINS

STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC MUFFINS

Serves 12
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Easter, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 teaspoons Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel (Finely Grated)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Strawberries (Fresh Or Frozen And Sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

Directions

Step 1
Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Step 2
In a large mixing bowl with an electric hand-held mixer on medium setting, blend the Ultra-Premium EVOO and sugar; add in eggs (one at a time) beating after each addition. Blend in the Strawberry balsamic.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Step 4
With a wooden spoon, stir flour mixture into EVOO/sugar mixture. Gradually stir in lemon peel and buttermilk until dry ingredients are just moistened; do not over-mix.
Step 5
Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each muffin cup about 2/3 full. Evenly spoon sliced strawberries onto the center of each muffin and sprinkle each with a little granulated sugar.
Step 6
Bake strawberry muffins at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Gently turn strawberry muffins onto the rack. Serve strawberry muffins warm.

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Ultra-Premium EVOO

Strawberry Dark Balsamic

CINNAMON PEAR SCONES

CINNAMON-PEAR OATMEAL SCONES

Serves 12
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

Scones

  • 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (Or Quick Oats)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (Ground)
  • 3 tablespoons Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Cold And Cut Into 1/2 Inch Cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (For Sprinkling)

Pear Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Pears (Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Pear Marinade
Step 1
Marinated the pears in the 1/4 cup of Cinnamon-Pear Dark balsamic vinegar for 30 minutes
Scones
Step 2
Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread oats evenly on baking sheet and toast in oven until fragrant and lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes; cool on wire rack. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Line second baking sheet with parchment paper. When oats are cooled, measure out 2 tablespoons and set aside.
Step 3
Whisk milk, cream, Cinnamon-Pear balsamic vinegar and egg in a bowl until incorporated; remove 1 tablespoon to small bowl and reserve for glazing.
Step 4
Pulse flour, cinnamon, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in food processor until combined, about four 1-second pulses. Scatter cold butter evenly over dry ingredients and pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal, twelve to fourteen 1-second pulses. Transfer mixture to medium bowl; stir in cooled oats and marinated pears. Using rubber spatula, fold in liquid ingredients until large clumps form. Mix dough by hand in bowl until dough forms cohesive mass.
Step 5
Dust work surface with half of reserved oats, turn dough out onto work surface, and dust top with remaining oats. Gently pat into 7-inch circle about 1 inch thick. Using bench scraper or chef’s knife, cut dough into 8 wedges and set on parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Brush surfaces with reserved egg mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes; cool scones on baking sheet on wire rack 5 minutes, then remove scones to cooling rack and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Serve.

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Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic

 

PUMPKIN BREAD

PUMPKIN OLIVE OIL BREAD

Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Bread, Snack
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)

Bread

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 cup Pumpkin (Canned)
  • 1/2 cup Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Mild Intensity (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 Large Eggs (Beaten)
  • 1/4 cup Milk (Can Be Subsituted For Water)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (Chopped)

Directions

Topping
Step 1
In a small bowl, combine all four topping ingredients and rub together with fingers until crumbs form.
Bread
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350°F and coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
Step 3
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
Step 4
In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin, EVOO, eggs, milk, and Tahitian Vanilla balsamic. Add the dry ingredients and combine, but do not over-mix.
Step 5
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over the surface of the loaf.
Step 6
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Step 7
Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove and let cool on a rack.

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Tahitian Vanilla Dark Balsamic

Ultra-Premium EVOO

LEMON THYME OLIVE OIL COOKIES

LEMON THYME OLIVE OIL COOKIES

Serves 40
Allergy Milk
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author Denver Post

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All- Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper (Freshly Ground)
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme Leaves (Fresh And Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Eureka Lemon Fused Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Large Lemon (Zested and Juiced)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
Step 2
Put the flour, sugar, baking soda, pepper, and thyme into a bowl and whisk together to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the Lemon Fused olive oil, milk, lemon juice, and zest. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until you form a smooth dough.
Step 3
Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls. Place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies about 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are browned around the edges. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

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Eureka Lemon Fused Olive Oil

SOY BALSAMIC GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS

SOY BALSAMIC GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS

Serves 6-8
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Serrano-Honey Infused Vinegar (18 Yr Traditional, Dark Chocolate, or Maple Balsamic Vinegars-EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 5 sprigs Rosemary
  • 5 cloves Garlic (Halved)
  • 12 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley (Fresh, Chopped)

Directions

Step 1
Combine the Serrano Honey vinegar, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, rosemary sprigs, and garlic cloves, in a large, re-sealable plastic bag. Shake and squeeze the contents of the bag to dissolve the honey and the brown sugar. Add the chicken drumsticks to the bag and seal with as little air as possible in the bag. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 6 hours to overnight.
Step 2
Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. Place the chicken drumsticks on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until the skin is caramelized, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Step 3
Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil (in order to kill bacteria). Reduce the heat to simmer and cook over low heat until thick, about 15 minutes.
Step 4
Use a pastry brush, brush the reduced cooked marinade on the Chicken wings. Place back in oven for an additional 10 minutes to allow reduction to caramelize onto wings. Place the chicken on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the chopped parsley.
Step 5
Use a pastry brush to brush some of the cooked marinade on the cooked chicken. Place the chicken on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the chopped parsley.

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Serrano Honey Vinegar

VANILLA BALSAMIC FRUIT SALSA

VANILLA BALSAMIC FRUIT SALSA WITH CHIPOTLE SPICED TORTILLA CHIPS

Meal type Appetizer, Salad, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

Fruit Salsa

  • 1lb Strawberries (Chopped)
  • 4 Medium Kiwis (Chopped)
  • 1/2lb Blackberries (Chopped)
  • 1/2lb Raspberries (Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 5 tablespoons Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar (Savory Spice Shop)

Tortilla Chips

  • 1 packet Flour Tortillas
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle Infused Olive Oil (Substitute For Harissa Infused Or Red Cayenne Fused Olive Oil-EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Fruit Salsa
Step 1
Slowly combine fruits together in a large bowland set aside.
Step 2
Pour 1/2 cup Vanilla balsamic into a small sauce pan, add 2 Tbs Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar and let
simmer till slightly thickened (7-10minutes). Note: Remove from heat just before desired thickness is
reached as reduction will continue until cooled. Alternatively, place reduction in a glass bowl and set ontop a larger bowl containing ice. Stir continuously until cooled.
Step 3
Add cooled Vanilla Balsamic reduction to berries and marinate overnight.
Tortilla Chips
Step 4
Cut Tortillas into triangles and place in mixing bowl.
Step 5
Add 1/4 Cup Chipotle Olive Oil and 2 Tbs Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar. Mix by stirring with hands
Step 6
Set oven broiler to high and place single layer of tortilla chips on baking sheet.
Step 7
Broil until chips turn golden brown (1-2 minutes).
Step 8
Remove from oven, place chips on paper towel and sprinkle with remaining Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar.
Step 9
Serve fruit salsa with spiced tortilla chips.

Note

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Vanilla Dark Balsamic

Chipotle Infused Olive Oil

SALSA ADDICTION

SALSA ADDICTION

Prep time 30 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Snack, Starter
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Black Beans (Drained And Rinsed)
  • 6 stalks Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Medium Pineapple (Fresh And Diced)
  • 4 sticks Celery (Diced)
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn (Fresh Or Frozen)
  • 1 Large Red Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Large Yellow Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Large Orange Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 can Hot Rotel Tomatoes With Habanero Peppers (Drained)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (Fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Corriander
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes (Halved)
  • 1/4 cup Sicilian Lemon Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/4 cup Aged Pineapple Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 juice Lime
  • dash Sea Salt
  • dash Red Pepper Flakes

Directions

Step 1
Combine & mix all ingredients in bowl. Chill for 20-30 minutes.
Step 2
Serve with tortilla chips over fish, chicken, or pork. Makes a great topping for tacos.

Note

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Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic

Pineapple White Balsamic

ITALIAN BREAD DIP

Italian Bread Dip

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Condiment, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Tuscan Herb Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 tablespoons 18 Year Aged Italian Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmigiano Cheese (Shredded)
  • dash Sea Salt (EVOO Marketplace)

Directions

Step 1
Whisk together Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, 18 Year Aged Italian Balsamic, and a dash of Sea Salt. Sprinkle with Parmigiano cheese and serve.