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                     Two-Toned Grape Puff Pastry Tarts
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8907
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      2 inch piece  vanilla bean -- split lengthwise
    2      tablespoons   sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      cinnamon
    1      sheet         (1/2 pound) frozen puff pastry -- thawed
    1      cup           seedless purple grapes -- cut in half
    1      cup           seedless green grapes -- cut in half
    6      tablespoons   apricot jam
                         vanilla ice cream -- optional
 
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 
 Into a small bowl, scrape seeds from vanilla bean with a knife and
 stir in sugar and cinnamon.
 
 On a lightly floured surface roll out pastry about 1/8-inch thick and
 cut out 4 (6 by 5 1/2-inch) rectangles. Arrange pastry on baking sheet
 and fold edges on all sides to form a 1/2-inch border, leaving corners
 unfolded. Pinch corners and twist to make points. Press points down on
 baking sheet. With a dinner fork, gently prick middle of rectangle
 several times. Arrange grape halves in rows on pastry, alternating
 colors. Sprinkle each pastry with sugar mixture.
 
 Bake tarts in middle of oven until pastry is golden brown, 20 to 25
 minutes. While tarts are baking, in a small saucepan heat jam over low
 heat, stirring, until melted and strain through a sieve into a cup. On
 a rack cool tarts for 5 minutes and then brush with jam.
 
 Serve tarts warm with ice cream.
 
 Yield: 4 servings
 
 
 
 
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