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Fourth of July

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Striped Plum Tart

Time:2 hours
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons skin-on almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (preferably Dufour), thawed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 5 black plums, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 5 red plums, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup apricot jam, heated until loose, and strained
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Apricot-Raspberry Frangipane Tart

Time:4 hours 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces almond paste (3/4 cup packed)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, lightly softened
  • Large pinch of fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 4 small fresh apricots, quartered, or 8 apricot halves (in juice), each halved and drained on paper towels
  • 1 cup raspberries (20 to 25)
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Shrimp Rolls

Time:2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 pounds unpeeled medium shrimp
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions (white and pale-green parts only), plus 2 tablespoons scallion greens thinly sliced on bias (from 7 scallions)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on bias (2 cups), inner leaves reserved, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 10 split-top hot dog buns
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Crudites with Pistachio-Pecorino Pesto

Time:2 hours
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 cups packed mint leaves (from 3 to 4 bunches)
  • 1/2 pound wax beans, trimmed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (from 1 medium shallot)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), trimmed
  • 1/4 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and halved
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 small bunches baby carrots (preferably a mix of orange, red, and yellow), trimmed and scrubbed
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 small cucumbers, such as Persian or Kirby, cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 2/3 cup toasted pistachios, chopped
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Quick-Pickled Corn

Time:1 day
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The Firecracker

Time:2 hours 15 mins
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Red, White, and Blueberry Pops

Time:30 mins
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Crispy Ranch "Fried" Chicken

Time:40 mins
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Citrus Mule

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Red, White, and Blue Stars

Ingredients
  • 5 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for surface
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 3/4 cup blueberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar
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