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Finnish Pinwheels

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 oz. pitted dried plums/prunes, chopped
  • 2 oz. pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/3 C. water
  • 1 ½ tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Orange Peel

 

Dough

  • 1 ½ C. all-purpose flour
  • ½ C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. butter, cold
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F  and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil and immediately turn heat to low.

Add the dried plums, dates, and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring and mashing constantly, until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and orange peel . Cool.

In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the cold butter and pulse until the butter is pea sized.

Pour contents of food processor into a medium bowl.

Stir in the egg, cream and vanilla.

Form into 2 balls and press each one into a disk on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour.

Place 1 ball at a time on a floured surface and roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Make 1-inch slits in each corner. Place ½ tsp. filling in the center of each square. Bring every other corner up into the center to form a pinwheel and press lightly. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the points are light golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

 

 

 

Tips

Time Saving Option: in place of making the filling, use a thick preserve or jam such as fig jam

Finnish Pinwheels

DSC_7003 (2)

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 oz. pitted dried plums/prunes, chopped
  • 2 oz. pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/3 C. water
  • 1 ½ tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Orange Peel

 

Dough

  • 1 ½ C. all-purpose flour
  • ½ C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. butter, cold
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F  and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil and immediately turn heat to low.

Add the dried plums, dates, and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring and mashing constantly, until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and orange peel . Cool.

In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the cold butter and pulse until the butter is pea sized.

Pour contents of food processor into a medium bowl.

Stir in the egg, cream and vanilla.

Form into 2 balls and press each one into a disk on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour.

Place 1 ball at a time on a floured surface and roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Make 1-inch slits in each corner. Place ½ tsp. filling in the center of each square. Bring every other corner up into the center to form a pinwheel and press lightly. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the points are light golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

 

 

 

Tips

Time Saving Option: in place of making the filling, use a thick preserve or jam such as fig jam

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