Pies and Tarts

A collection of pie and tart recipes.

Grapefruit Meringue Pie

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Tomorrow is March 14, aka 3-14, aka Pi Day—the one day a year when math nerds and food nerds unite. I don’t have particularly strong feelings about pi the number, but I definitely have strong feelings about pie the food. (And those feelings are generally expressed in the form of: “Get in mah pie-hole!”)  

Pear Tarte Tatin

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In my house, we’re kind of geniuses when we’re asleep. Exhibit A: This recipe for Cinnamon Bun Hot Chocolate, which (seriously) came to me in a dream, and is dreamy in every sense of the word. Exhibit B: The dream I had the other night where I came up with a totally new mattress design….

Moon Pie Pie

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Say hello to Moon Pie Pie. No, that’s not a typo, and no, I didn’t keyboard-stutter. Moon Pie Pie is the name of the new dessert I came up with last week, a crazy cookie-candy-pie hybrid. See, it’s a pie…with all the ingredients of classic moon pies. Ya dig?  Silly name, serious taste. Get on…

Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie

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It’s no secret we are pecan pie fans around my house. Actually, by “we” I mean Jason, and by “fans” I mean “he’s a fanatic who will eat pecan pie for every meal and then, to wash it down, he’ll put it in a blender and drink it like a smoothie.” Every year for his…

Lemon-Ginger Ice Cream Tarts

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These lemon-ginger ice cream tarts may look a little fancy (or maybe they don’t—what do I know?) but they have a humble origin. Growing up, my mom used to make a super-easy dessert during the summer. It was basically softened vanilla ice cream mixed with lemonade concentrate, poured into a 9×13 pyrex dish and topped…

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…

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