Pies and Tarts

A collection of pie and tart recipes.

TWD: Cherry Nectarine Pie

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This pie is actually supposed to be a berry galette. See, despite having a college education and a job where I actually get paid to write things, I still have my moments of illiteracy. I misread the recipe schedule for Tuesdays with Dorie, and instead of making this week’s galette recipe, I made last week’s…

Chocolate-Lavender Pie

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Chocolate and lavender. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Chocolate…and lavender? I’ll admit, chocolate and lavender isn’t quite the classic pairing of, say, chocolate and peanut butter. But despite how iffy the combination might seem, this pie made me a believer. Turns out they are two great tastes that taste great…

Rhubarb Streusel Tart

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Imagine me doing my best Jerry Seinfeld impersonation for a second: What is the deal with rhubarb? I mean seriously: what’s up, rhubarb? It’s a culinary mutt. It grows in stalks like celery, it’s red like berries, it’s tart like lemons, and it gets mushy like apples. Oh yeah, and it’s a vegetable that’s basically…

Pistachio-Rose Tarts

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Pistachio is a flavor I’ve come to appreciate only recently, now that I’m an adult. When I was younger, I knew pistachio as simply “that ice cream flavor that looks like mint chip but– annoyingly, emphatically– is NOT mint chip.” (Seriously, why do they do that? It’s cruel.) However, now that my tastebuds are all…

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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I know what you’re thinking, and I will save you the trouble and ask the question myself: who in their right mind posts a pumpkin recipe in May? MAY! Let me answer that by pointing to the giant knot on my head where a giant Tupperware of frozen pumpkin puree came flying out of my…

Chocolate-Raspberry Tarts

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Happy Monday, friends. I currently have a to-do list three miles long, an unedited book manuscript positively glaring at me from my dining room table, and the overwhelming desire to burrow under my covers and go back to sleep for the next six hours. And did I mention I haven’t even had time to watch…

Lime-Coconut Pie

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When we last met, I was torturing you with atrocious teenybopper/internet meme song lyrics. Considering that history, and taking into account the fact that I am making a superhuman effort to avoid any “put the lime in the coconut” jokes with this pie post, I think I deserve some snaps, don’t you? Thanks very much….

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for Pi Day

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You are going to HATE me for this, but you know what’s been going through my head all day today? Imagine this little ditty, if you will, sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”: “It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day, everybody’s looking forward to eating, eating. Eating pie, eating…

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