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Mrs. Blum's Recipe ContestThe following recipe is the winner of our 2018 contest.
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1st Place
RaChelle Hubsmith
North Logan, Utah

Lemon-Pistachio Granola Tart with Fresh Fruit

Congratulations to RaChelle Hubsmith of North Logan, Utah – our annual Mrs. Blum’s Recipe Contest winner! Her inspiration for this tart comes from a family favorite pie made at Thanksgiving. RaChelle’s use of lemon in this recipe really brings out the fruit flavors – we couldn’t agree more. She states that it also makes a wonderful breakfast. It can also be frozen and oh my!…it’s just like eating ice cream pie. Simply yummy!

Granola Tart:
1 1/4 cups old fashion oats
1/4 cup dry roasted pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 vanilla bean, split and scrape seeds
1 egg white

Strawberry-Honey Sauce:
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup diced strawberries

Lemon-Vanilla Yogurt:
12 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1 vanilla bean, split and scrape seeds
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup honey

Fruit Topping:
strawberries, cut lengthwise
bananas, sliced
peach, sliced
kiwi, sliced

For the Granola Tart:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray 9 1/2" tart pan with a removable bottom with non-stick spray and place on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine, oats, pumpkin seeds, pistachios and coconut. In a microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil and honey about 15 seconds. Whisk lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla seeds and egg white together and pour into oat mixture. Add honey mixture. Stir until combined. Press granola into tart pan. Press down firmly with the bottom of a measuring cup, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before removing from tart pan.

For the Strawberry-Honey Sauce:
In a small sauce pan, warm honey and strawberries over low heat, stir until runny. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature.

For the Lemon-Vanilla Yogurt:
Whisk all ingredients together.

Place the Granola Tart on a serving plate and carefully spread the Strawberry-Honey Sauce inside. Next, pour the Lemon-Vanilla Yogurt into tart. Smooth with an offset spatula. Arrange fruit in desired pattern.

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Submit An Entry In This Year’s Mrs. Blum’s Recipe Contest

For years, the Mrs. Blum’s Recipe Contest has inspired thousands of people to submit original recipes. We hope this year will be no different! With that said, who doesn’t love the holidays and cookies? Submit your favorite holiday cookie recipe and maybe yours will be selected as our Grand Prize Winner worth $500.00! Thank you to everyone in advance who submits an entry!

Please remember, one recipe per reader – more than one, will disqualify all.

Also just a reminder – we ask that when you send in your recipe, make sure you include measurements with your ingredients as well as complete instructions on making that favorite dish. Be sure and write clearly – if we can’t read it, we can’t test it. Also be original, no recipes from a published cookbook or internet website. Recipes must be mailed in – no faxes or emails.

The deadline for entries is May 1, 2018. The grand champion will be notified by July 1, 2018.

Send your recipe to:

Mrs. Blum's Recipe Contest
3301 Healy Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103Mrs. Blum