Valentines Day Treats with Great Value

Last week I told y0u about my Plans for Valentines Day Treats using Great Value Sugar Cookie Dough and Great Value Pie Crust.   This weekend we enjoyed a little bit of an early Valentines Day celebration (so that you all could see it before the day itself).

I started out by baking up the sugar cookies to make a treat for the kids.  Remember–I learned at Christmas time (by actually reading the directions for once) that you are supposed to cut the dough into 1/2 inch slices for baking.  That gives you a nice big round cookie-about 2 1/2″ to 3″ across!
I used my Royal Icing recipe and the Flood Icing Technique I described at Christmas to make designs on the cookies.  I tried a variety of things.  Some I just put a heart on.  Others I just flooded in a big circle.  Some I did a smaller heart in the center and then filled the cookie around it.  And I used some of the extra icing to make little sugar dots to dry & snack on with the kids :)
The cookies turned out adorable:

But then I tried something else fun.  I had picked up a set of these Wilton “Food Writers”–they are basically a food coloring pen.  The flooded icing cookies were a nice smooth blank canvas (make sure they are 100% dry first).  I did the one on the left, Princess did the one on the right.  Buddy just ate his.

Now on to the adult munchies.  I enjoy Brie, but I’m not usually a fruit + savory fan.  Things like a pork roast with apricots and plums does not sound appealing to me–I’m not sure why.  I guess taste is a rather arbitrary thing.  Raspberry and Brie is a very classic combination (French I believe) so I figured what the heck–I might as well try it.

It was SOOOOO good.

I mean really, really good.

As in I couldn’t stop eating it good.

And the entire recipe couldn’t be easier!  I just love things that make you look like a rock star without a lot of fuss.

 

Raspberry & Brie in Pie Crust

Raspberry & Brie in Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • Great Value Pie Crust
  • 1 Jar Raspberry Jam
  • Brie
  • Egg

Instructions

  • -Preheat oven to 350
  • -Unroll pie crust. Spread raspberry jam, leaving a 1 inch margin around the edge.
  • -Place Brie in the center of the crust.
  • -Pull crust up and over the Brie. Pinch it together to seal firmly.
  • -Place inside an oiled, small oven proof casserole. Take 1 egg, beat well and then brush over the crust.
  • -Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Enjoy warm with crackers.
  • Variations
  • Use whatever flavor of preserve or jam you would enjoy. Apricot is a classic.
  • Skip the jam and just use crust.
  • Brush with milk for a more golden crust, or don't brush with anything and leave it pale.
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