Cool fruit treats Here's an easy spring dessert idea...

March 27, 2002|By Liz Atwood

Cool fruit treats

Here's an easy spring dessert idea from Pillsbury: Unfold 2 packages of softened Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts and cut 5 round pieces from each crust. Fit pieces over backs of ungreased muffin cups. Prick pastry with a fork and bake at 450 degrees until light golden-brown. Cool completely. Remove from muffin cups. In a large bowl, combine 10 cups of fresh fruit and two 16-ounce jars of strawberry glaze. Refrigerate mixture until chilled. Just before serving, spoon 1/2 cup fruit into each cooled tart shell. Top with whipped topping. Makes 20.

Plenty of peanuts

Eddie's of Roland Park is going nutty celebrating National Peanut Month. The grocery is showcasing gourmet Virginia-grown Peanut Patch peanuts as well as peanut brittle, roasted peanuts, peanut sauces and dressings. Eddie's has two locations, 5113 Roland Ave. and 6213 N. Charles St.

Wine pairings

If you'd like to know what wine to serve with your Easter brunch or your Passover Seder, check out wineanswers.com. The site created by the Wine Market Council, an industry trade group, has advice on pairing wines with almost every food imaginable. The site can even help you match a wine to your favorite frozen food entree.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Liz Atwood, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; fax to 410-783-2519; e-mail food@baltsun.com.

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