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    Finnish Prune Tarts

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    45 mins

    10 mins

    LiisaN's Note:

    One of my favorite Christmas treats, and very popular with the Finnish community with coffee. I know,you're thinking prunes..ewww...but they are very good. (the bake time does not include the overnight dough chill time).

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    tarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Tart Dough

    Prune Filling

    • 453.59 g dried pitted prunes
    • 709.77 ml water
    • 118.29 ml sugar (more or less to taste if you want a sugar-free version - use 1/4 cup of fructose)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Blend dough ingredients with pastry blender.
    2. 2
      Add milk to soften as needed.
    3. 3
      Should make into 4 small or 2 large balls.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill dough overnight.
    5. 5
      Cook the prunes in water until soft.
    6. 6
      Drain.
    7. 7
      Press prunes through wire strainer or pureed in blender.
    8. 8
      Add the sugar and mix well.
    9. 9
      Roll out dough into large square in order to cut into 3 inch square Place a mound of filling in the center.
    10. 10
      Split each corner from the top to within 1/2 inch of the center.
    11. 11
      Fold one half of each corner to the center-- to form a star or pinwheel.
    12. 12
      Place on ungreased baking sheet- you may sprinkle croase grain sugar over tart.
    13. 13
      Let stand 10 minutes before baking.
    14. 14
      Bake in hot oven 400*F for 7 to 10 minutes- until light golden brown (they should be realitively pale).
    15. 15
      Remove and cool on rack.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 11, 2013

      55

      These are absolutely wonderful! We live in Illinois now but my Finnish family has roots in the UP Michigan and we travel there every summer. We always buy these from Tony's Kitchen in Laurium but now I can make them at home. The verdict from even the most staunch Tony's Kitchen customers in my family is that these are marvelous! I creamed cottage cheese in the blender first before adding to the dough.

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    • on December 11, 2009

      55

      Yum, yum, yum! My grandma used to make these but could not translate the recipe and these are very similar to hers. Thank you!!

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    • on November 24, 2013

      I cannot review yet but I am so delighted to find this! My grandmother passed away 28 years ago and no one had her prune tart recipe. I remember begging her to make extras for me as a child, they were so good! She would make dozens only at Xmas time and store them in the freezer. We all awaited anxiously the day she gifted us the fruits of her labors. They were absolutely delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Finnish Prune Tarts

    Serving Size: 1 (1724 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 152.4
     
    Calories from Fat 75
    49%
    Total Fat 8.3 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 22.4 mg
    7%
    Sodium 203.9 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 4.4 g
    17%
    Protein 2.9 g
    5%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried pitted prunes

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