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Apple Cherry Tart

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Apple Cherry Tart:

CHERRY FILLING:
1/4 cup of water
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of red currant jelly
3 cups of fresh or frozen cheries (12 oz. pkg.)
1 apple, preferably Yellow Delicious, pared, cored and chopped (1 cup)

TART SHELL:
1/2 cup of (1 stick) butter
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cups of sugar
2/3 cups of finely chopped or ground walnuts
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 egg yolks

MERINGUE:
4 egg whites
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cups of sugar

Prepare filling: combine water, sugar and jelly in saucepan. Heat to melt jelly and sugar. Bring to boiling; add cranberries and apple. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until cherries pop and mixture thickens slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Prepare shell: cut butter into flour in bowl with pastry blender until crumbly. Mix in sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Add egg yolks; mix lightly with fork until mixture holds together and cleans side of bowl. Press dough over bottom and up sides of 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Prick bottom with fork. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Bake shell in preheated oven (375 degrees) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Spoon cherry filling into cooled pastry shell. Prepare Meringue: Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in medium sized bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the 1/2 cup sugar until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Spread half over the tart and pipe remaining meringue in lattice pattern.

Bake in preheated oven (400 degrees) for 3 to 6 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.

Cherry — warm, sweet — benefits the skin and body, strengthens the spleen, regenerates fluids, prolongs life
Apple — cool, sweet, slightly sour — strengthens heart, tonifies qi, resolves mucus
Currants — sour, cooling — promotes urination, strengthens the kidneys
Eggs — cool, sweet, nourishes yin, tonifies blood
Cinnamon – hot, pungent, sweet – strengthens stomach, warms coldness, stops pain
Flour — sweet, slightly cool — nourishes the heart and calms shen, supplements qi
Sugar — sweet, neutral — supplements qi, moistens dryness, harmonizes the middle jiao
Butter — warm, sweet – warming

CI: Damp conditions

Celery cherry salad

Categories: Salad, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

 

cherry

Celery Cherry Salad

Serving Size 2-3

3/4 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, cherries, peas, parsley and pecans. Stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving

This Recipe supports a Kidney- Spleen Xu Pattern.

celery- ton KD, Ton SP/ST
cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin
green peas, thawed- Ton MJ
parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi
pecans- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD
mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST
salt- Ton KD
black pepper- Helps with Diarrhea

Celery Cherry Salad

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Salad

Fenland Celery

rving Size 2-3

3/4 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup dried sweet cherries
1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

This Recipe supports a Kidney- Spleen Xu Pattern.

Directions
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, cherries, peas, parsley and pecans. Stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving

celery-ton KD, Ton SP/ST
sweet cherries- Ton SP, Stim Appetite, Ton Yin
green peas, thawed- Ton MJ,
parsley- Food Stagnation, Regulates Qi
pecans, toasted- Ton Qi, Ton LU, Ton KD
mayonnaise-
yogurt
lemon juice- Ton Yin, Reg LV, Harmon ST
salt- Ton KD
black pepper- Helps with Diarrhea