"One surefire way to appeal to a crowd is to serve a classic dessert with a fresh twist. These stunning tarts combine the flavours of two standby recipes: cherry pie and tiramisu. The mascarpone topping imparts a rich creaminess that makes the tarts extra indulgent." — Irene Fong, senior Food specialist
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: January 2016
frozen pitted sour
crème de cassis
sheet (450 g pkg)
whipping cream 35%
dark chocolate (about 1/2 oz)
per serving: about
Total fat16 g
Saturated fat9 g
Total carbohydrate29 g
In saucepan, cook sour cherries, granulated sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and 3 tbsp water over medium heat, stirring frequently, until cherries are tender yet retain their shape, about 8 minutes. Stir in dried cherries and crème de cassis (if using).
Whisk cornstarch with 3 tbsp water until smooth; whisk into cherry mixture. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days; stir in 1 tbsp hot water and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before continuing with recipe.)
Meanwhile, on large sheet of parchment paper, unroll 1 sheet of the pastry; fold pastry in half. Roll out into 15- x 6-inch (38 x 15 cm) rectangle. Lifting parchment paper by edges, transfer pastry to large rimless baking sheet. Make diagonal 3/4-inch (2 cm) cut at each corner. Repeat with remaining pastry.
Whisk egg yolk with 1 tsp water; lightly brush some of the egg yolk mixture along edges of pastry. Fold edges over, pressing to adhere. Brush remaining egg yolk mixture all over pastry. Prick centres all over with fork.
Bake, 1 sheet at time, in 400°F (200°C) oven until puffed and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly on pan; using spatula, gently press centres of pastry to flatten. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in bowl, beat together mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. In separate bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; fold into mascarpone mixture.
Spread mascarpone mixture onto centres of pastry; top with cherry mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate.
Golden, curry-scented kedgeree is a British dish traditionally made with smoked fish and basmati rice. We've borrowed a lot of the same flavours, added some healthful ingredients like kale, and taken a few shortcuts so you can create this dish in only 30 minutes, with minimal effort.
Portion size4 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
skinless salmon fillets
salt and pepper
sodium-reduced chicken broth
whole grain 20-minute
(such as Uncle Ben
per serving: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate52 g
Sprinkle both sides of salmon with a pinch each of the curry powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In small saucepan, heat 1-1/2 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, garlic, and remaining curry powder, salt and pepper, stirring, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth and rice; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until almost no liquid remains, about 15 minutes.
Stir in kale and peas; cover and cook until no liquid remains and rice is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
Meanwhile, in small nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook eggs, stirring, just until set, about 2 minutes. Transfer to plate; set aside.
Wipe out skillet; cook salmon over medium heat, turning once, until golden on both sides and fish flakes easily when tested, about 7 minutes. Let cool slightly; using fork, break into chunks.
Gently stir tomatoes, salmon, eggs and lemon juice into rice mixture.
Everyone has a favourite go-to macaroni casserole, but this Salmon Cheddaroni from our archives might just become your new weeknight comfort meal. An easy bread-crumb topping creates a crispy crust, making every bite as tasty as the last. Serve with steamed vegetables. Cost: $2.30/serving
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: March 2015
1 1/4 cup
1 3/4 cup
1 1/2 cup
(each 213 g)
red sockeye salmon
drained and flaked
1 1/2 cup
fresh bread crumbs
PER SERVING: about
Total fat33 g
Saturated fat18 g
Total carbohydrate32 g
In large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package
Meanwhile, in separate large saucepan, melt half of the butter over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion is tender, about 4 minutes.
Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring, until light golden, about 3 minutes.
Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook, whisking constantly, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes.
Stir in Cheddar until melted. Stir in sour cream, salmon and pasta. Scrape into lightly greased 8-cup (2 L) casserole dish or baking dish.
Melt remaining butter; mix with bread crumbs and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until topping is golden and casserole is bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Grated apple lends these easy-to-make retro biscuits their tender texture. Choose a baking apple commonly used in pie for the fluffiest, moistest biscuits. Serve them warm alongside soup, stew, chili or a roast dinner.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: October 2015
1 3/4 cup
shredded extra-old Cheddar
grated cored peeled Cortland or Spartan
per biscuit: about
Total fat8 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate17 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in Cheddar, apple and green onions. Using fork, stir in milk to form ragged dough.
Drop by 1/4 cup, 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes.