Pies and Tarts

A collection of pie and tart recipes.

Pear Tarte Tatin


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…

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