Pies and Tarts

A collection of pie and tart recipes.

Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie

Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie | From SugarHero.com

I’ve got your perfect Friday night right here. Check the ingredients: 1. You, relaxing in comfy loungewear after a long day of [insert your noble profession here] 2. A piping hot pizza with plenty of crushed red peppers on top 3. Your entertainment of choice—might I suggest Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? 4. A big slice of…

Beyond Truffles: Four Fantastic Ways to Use Ganache

Four Fantastic Ways to Use Ganache | From SugarHero.com

Thank you to HP for sponsoring this post. Today’s an extra-special day here at SugarHero HQ. For one thing, it’s Friday (yesssssssss!) and for another, today I get to share not one, but four (actually, FIVE!) chocolate recipes with you. Stellar, right? So let’s gorge ourselves on chocolate loveliness before collapsing slack-jawed in front of…

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie | From SugarHero.com

Behold, the baker who doesn’t like pumpkin pie is posting a pumpkin pie recipe. Hypocrisy, thy name is Elizabeth. I took one for the team with this post. And by “the team,” I mean my husband, who loves pumpkin pie but rarely gets to enjoy a freshly-baked version. And by “took one,” I mean “baked…

Cranberry White Chocolate Sweetie Pies

Cranberry White Chocolate Sweetie Pies | From SugarHero.com

My dad was the pie master in my family growing up. For a large man, he sure had the delicate touch with pie dough, and his crusts were always a buttery, flaky delight. After pressing the dough into the pans, he would roll the scraps of dough into “sweetie pies,” our name for little hand…

Persimmon Almond Rosette Tarts

Persimmon Almond Rosette Tart | From SugarHero.com

Pity the poor persimmon. Continuously overlooked in the produce aisle, overshadowed by flashier, more familiar, more accessible fruits. Misunderstood, underutilized, and all too often ignored. Persimmons, like Rodney Dangerfield, just can’t get no respect. Isn’t it time to change all that? I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always been on the persimmon…

Mile High Apple Pie

Mile High Apple Pie | From SugarHero.com

I hope you’re a filling person. Crust people, you might want to keep on scrolling. Because in the great pie battle of crust vs filling, this Mile High Apple Pie is allllll about that bass filling. Five pounds of filling, to be exact! It’s amazing that a giant basket of apples (five pounds! eighty ounces!)…

Matcha Chocolate Tarts

Matcha Chocolate Tarts | From SugarHero.com

These “Moldy” Matcha Chocolate Tarts are inspired by my husband Jason and his impeccable taste. On a trip a few years ago, we stopped by the Vosges chocolate boutique in Las Vegas and bought an assortment of truffles. They were expensive, and we are cheap people, so we decided to savor them and dole them…

Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream

Pistachio Pie | From SugarHero.com

I don’t trust my own food judgment sometimes. As you might imagine, this can be problematic for someone who makes their living working with food. The problem is, I reeeeaaaally like desserts. As in, fourth grade style, write-a-MASH-note-to-a-piece-of-cake like-like desserts. And I also enjoy less popular ingredients and flavor combinations. So when I come up with…

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