Pineapple Jam Tarts

by Kiran on March 19, 2013 · 102 comments

in Baking, Desserts, Tarts

I can pretty much go off the social media radar as soon as I return to Malaysia or India to visit family. Every second is spent soaking up everyone’s love, catching up on gossips and gobbling to the tune of “none-stop”.

For reals.

And when mom knew we were visiting, she had a few tricks up her sleeves. She really wanted me to photograph this recipe we both made together 2 months ago. It feels like yesterday, when I tasted this buttery and crumbly morsels of yummy mini-tarts.

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Mom claims these are the best pineapple jam tarts that practically melts-in-your-mouth when devoured. And I definitely proclaimed it to be true.

But the surprise was not until I ask her for the written recipe (assuming it was her creation).

I was left speechless when she told me she stumbled upon a recipe on the Net that piqued her curiosity. So she sets out to try this recipe and low-behold, it’s a winner of course :)

And I’m left to be amazed by mom’s approach towards technology. In fact, it’s no longer an “approach” now. She’s a pro at it :D

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The recipe was followed almost to the tee — and I don’t like the idea of republishing the same recipe that would either rattle up copyright or search engine optimization issues.

I’ll spare you all these technical jargons, instead click here for the recipe, while I scoot off day-dreaming about our next trip home :)

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Now that you have the recipe, let’s talk about how mom made these tarts so carefully and beautifully. She has a lot of patience which translates the opposite for me. I’d rather use a pie plate or cookie cutter. But she went old school here. She used a flowery mold of course, but she also molded the flowers by hand.

And before I forget — that jam in the center? Homemade of course. Pretty and impressive, right? :)

Off to catch some sleep. Scratch that. Off to catch on loads of sleep!

What’s your favorite: homemade cookie or tarts?

 

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1 Rosa March 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM

So pretty! Those tarts must be divine.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran March 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Rosa — thank you my friend :)

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3 dixya@food, pleasure, and health March 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM

i am not much of a tart person but these little, melt in the mouth type looks so good. I am so glad you were able to make these with you mom- beautiful :)
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4 Kiran March 22, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Dixya — me too! But I’d easily enjoy these, since it has some sentimental memories with my mom :)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM

These tarts are too cute, they really do look like flowers!
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6 Kiran March 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Laura — thank you my dear :)

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7 Prerna@IndianSimmer March 19, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Those look ADORABLE! A must try. Bookmarked!
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8 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Prerna — thank you! And I hope you get to try it soon. Let me know how it tastes :)

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9 marla March 19, 2013 at 1:14 PM

These little tarts are ADORABLE!
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10 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Marla — thank you so much dear friend :)

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11 Terra March 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

I love learning about family recipes, and the fun stories behind them! Yay, to your mom for being awesome at technology!!! The tarts are truly beautiful, and that jam sounds amazing!! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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12 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Terra — thank you so much, my friend :)

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13 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) March 19, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Those tarts are gorgeous and how cute is your mom!!
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14 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Alyssa — thank you so much and have fun in Dubai :)

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15 Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style March 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Kiran, these are delightful!
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16 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Viviane — thank you!

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17 Honey What's Cooking March 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Looks wonderful. I am impressed your mom found a recipe online.. it’s amazing how older desi parents are able to do this. Internet is addictive man! Favorite cookie – would have to be an oatmeal raisin or soft chocolate chip. :-)
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18 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Honey — When you have parents and children living in different timezones, I guess it encourages them to learn technology even more than ever :)

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19 Daisy March 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

These look awesome. Looked at the original recipe, those look like made with a cutter. I like your mom’s better. How was the pastry shaped? Thanks for sharing.

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20 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Daisy — my mom used a cookie mold shaped like a flower. The petals are so delicate, she did it with her fingers :)

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21 Kitchen Belleicious March 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

the tarts! Wow, how beautiful and how perfect to welcome this lovely warm weather we are having.
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22 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Jessica — thank you my dear :)

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23 jehanne@thecookingdoctor March 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Ah, the beautiful pineapple tarts! IS home Malaysia too? Let me know when you are back here to this part of the world, Kiran, I need to gobble down some of these homemade tarts..the jam looks especially nice:-)
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24 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:37 AM

Jehanne — thank you! we just returned from Malaysia 2 months ago. I’ll let you when we make a trip next time :)

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25 Janine March 20, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Pineapple tarts are a mark of a true Malaysian (or Singaporean) heh. Yours look exquisite!
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26 Kiran March 23, 2013 at 2:40 AM

Janine — I sense a Singaporean comment here ;)

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27 Katerina March 20, 2013 at 5:20 AM

I love these little tart flowers Kiran! It is so nice to cook together with your mother!
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28 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Katerina — thank you so much, my friend :)

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29 Asmita March 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Gorgeous tarts!

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30 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Asmita — thank you!

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31 Jen @ Savory Simple March 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

These are adorable!
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32 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Jen — thank you!!

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33 Ina gawne March 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM

So pretty! And they sound absolutely delicious!
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34 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Ina — thank you and it’s buttery deliciousness!

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35 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

These are stunning!! My daughter would LOVE them. :)

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36 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Dorothy — thank you! Let me know how it tastes :)

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37 Maria March 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Loved the pics they are drooling :) and tech savvy mom;)
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38 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Maria — thank you!

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39 The Squishy Monster March 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Not only does this sound delicious, it’s also beautiful in presentation

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40 Kiran March 24, 2013 at 8:19 PM

TSM — :)

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41 CCU March 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM

MMmmm this looks and must taste incredible :D

Cheers
CCU
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42 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

CCU — thank you my friend :)

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43 anh March 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM

How beautiful are these tartlets! Perfect!
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44 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Anh — thank you my friend :)

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45 Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition March 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM

These are gorgeous, and perfect for spring!
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46 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Sunnie — ditto and thank you!

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47 Abbe@This is How I Cook March 20, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Perfect for a May Day party. Perfect for any spring party. and I bet they are as luscious as they are gorgeous!

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48 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Abbe — ditto, ditto and ditto ;)

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49 Juliana March 20, 2013 at 11:49 PM

These little tarts look so pretty and I love the pineapple jam in it…this is an invitation for Spring Kiran…
Hope you are having a great week :)
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50 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Juliana – thank you so much and hope you had a great week!

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51 Shumaila March 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM

I know what you mean. My mom has also become a pro at googling stuff and then making it at home! These pineapple jam tarts look great! Would like to try them out one day :)
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52 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Shumaila — please do and let me know how it tastes :)

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53 Mallika March 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Admire ur tarts! Love pineapples, love biscuits, no doubts, I love these tarts! Beautiful composition and I am sure ur mom and you had a gala time baking these.
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54 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Mallika — thank you so much! And yes, we had a blast making it together. Though credit goes to Mom for most of the work ;)

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55 Liren March 21, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I love it! Your mom sounds adorable. It always amazes me when parents can be more web savvy than we expect…my dad makes me laugh when he tells me how he downloaded music, or what not!

These truly are lovely tarts, Kiran!
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56 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Liren — I’m glad they are onboard with us on technology. A great way to keep communication going as well :)

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57 lizzie - strayed from the table March 21, 2013 at 4:50 AM

I love cooking with mum it is always a bit of fun. Your photos are absolutely stunning as always.
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58 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Lizzie — thank you! It’s so much fun baking with mom :)

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59 Sanjeeta kk March 21, 2013 at 7:23 AM

How cute…these little tarts are jumping all over Pinterest…how can anyone miss baking these beauties!
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60 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Sanjeeta — I didn’t know these little tarts are all over Pinterest! Fun :)

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61 Gourmantine March 21, 2013 at 7:34 AM

These little tarts are absolutely fabulous, and I believe quite a bit of work went into presentation, and beautiful photos :)
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62 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Gourmantine — thank you! Credit goes to my mom — she did a huge chunk of the work :)

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63 Monica March 21, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Wow – the jam tarts are so beautiful! Your mom is a winner! : )

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64 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Monica — ditto and thank you!!

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65 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence March 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Beautiful photographs! Love the halved pineapple. Very cute that your mom wanted you to photograph the recipe. I was going to do that with my mom that last time I saw her, but we ran out of time!
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66 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Brandon — we live so far away from each other. She’s in South East Asia, I’m in America. Had to capture every moment we spent together during our vacation. So precious :)

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67 Jen March 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

These are adorable! Perfect for our upcoming little Easter party for my kids and they can help me make them. Lovely photos too.
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68 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Jen — thank you! I know you and your kids would enjoy baking together! Let me know how it tastes :)

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69 Lail | With A Spin March 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I grew up eating pineapple jam made by mom and had the tarts in Singapore. They are divine, aren’t they. I made these last fall but never got around putting on the blog. Yours look very very cute.
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70 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Lail — You need to put the recipe up on your blog :)

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71 Nik@ABrownTable March 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Those look so adorable and delicious. I am wondering how many of those I could pop into my mouth at one sitting!
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72 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Nik — thanks! And I did a few damages myself, in one seating. So irresistible :D

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73 Serena (serenabakessimplyfromscratch) March 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

These are adorable! They would be perfect for Easter!

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74 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Serena — thank you!!

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75 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com March 21, 2013 at 7:21 PM

You do not disappoint! Your photography is so cute and refreshing! Those min-tarts are so detailed, I can’t even imagine how much effort you put into these.
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76 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Julia — aww, thanks a lot my dear. Credit goes to my mom for all the detailed hard work :)

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77 Cass @foodmyfriend March 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

You’re a busy girl. We understand :) These are so damn cute! I love pineapple jam. I haven’t made any this Summer.. makes me a little sad :(
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78 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Cass — Thanks dear. I’ve still haven’t fully unpack from the trip, can you imagine? :D

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79 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef March 22, 2013 at 7:35 AM

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree at your house. I’ve seen your recipes and they are mighty fine indeed. These tarts are set to pass down generations. :)
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80 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Maureen — awww, thanks a lot my dear. Still a lot to learn from mom :)

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81 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Oh my word–they are so pretty!
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82 Kiran March 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Sommer — thanks my dear :)

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83 Tadka Pasta March 26, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Those are super cute!! I cannot imagine how long it would have taken your mum to do them..just amazing! Lost in admiration!

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84 Kiran March 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Tadka Pasta — thank you so much! She’s a champ and did it quick! She has a lot of practice :)

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85 Suja Md March 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Tarts are just pulling us towards to the screen to have a close -up look, amazing clicks!..
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86 Kiran March 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Suja — awww, thanks so much!!

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87 Leelabean March 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM

These little gems are gorgeous! what a perfect item for a party! so creative!

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88 Kiran March 28, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Leelabean — thank you so much. And I agree about party :)

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89 Mike @ Webakecookies.com March 27, 2013 at 3:36 PM

OMG! These tarts look sooo tasty! I love pineapples, so I know these are going to be AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
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90 Kiran March 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Mike — thanks very much for commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe and hope you’d get to try it soon!

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91 Richa March 27, 2013 at 5:35 PM

oh my.. those are the prettiest tarts.. i cant imagine the patience needed to make each of those so pretty:)
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92 Kiran March 29, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Richa — thank you so much. Credit goes to my mom :)

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93 Andi March 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

These are gorgeous! I don’t know if I have the patience to make those tarts, but I bet that pineapple mixture would be great filling for a cake!
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94 Kiran March 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Andi — ditto about filling for a cake. You can definitely make this in different shapes of tarts. Whichever that works the best for you :)

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95 Your Cookery Book March 28, 2013 at 9:06 AM

These pineapple jam tarts are incredibly gorgeous and extremely mouth watering :)
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96 Kiran March 29, 2013 at 12:46 AM

YCB — thank you so so much my friend :)

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97 Sophie April 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I love her recipes too! She rocks! Your little tarts look so beautiful too!
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98 Kiran April 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Sophie — awww, thank you so much! She enjoyed reading your sweet comment :)

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99 Needful Things May 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Please, oh please – I need to know how to make that homemade jam!
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100 Kiran July 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Hahaha!! I’ll need to plead for the recipe from my mom :)

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101 Anu Menon November 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I pretty much need the jam recipe too… Want to make these like right this minute! Super awesome!

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102 Kiran November 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Anu — I’ll pry the recipe out of her hands this week and would publish it soon :D

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