Pies and Tarts

A collection of pie and tart recipes.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Cream Tart

Oh, Chocolate Cream Tart, I wanted to love you. I thought I would love you. But I guess we’re just not meant to be together.See, usually I’m a big ole chocolate freak. I’m always adding extra ounces of chocolate to recipes, or sneaking in an extra layer of chocolate ganache, or stuffing my mouth with…

Tuesdays With Dorie: Banana Cream Pie

Banana. [Pastry] Cream. Pie. Three things that I’m not usually psyched to see on my dessert plate. But, through the alchemy of Dorie Pixie Magic and a limitless love of sweets, no matter how mediocre, I ended up thinking this pie was pretty darn good. I made a half recipe and made two mini deep-dish…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Pear Almond Tart

Oh, YUM. This week’s TWD recipe, a Pear Almond Tart, was chosen by Dorie herself, so I was already planning on saying nice things about it, even if I didn’t like it. Fortunately, the tart was fabulous, so I don’t even have to lie. Bonus! This particular tart is pretty common in bakeries–I’ve made a…

Resolution Breaker Tollhouse Pie

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions yet? Do any of them happen to involve healthier eating and/or weight loss? If so, you may want to stop reading now, because this month’s Pies With That challenge was all about creating a pie so tempting, it could only be called a resolution breaker. It didn’t…

I’ll Have a Blue(berry) Christmas Pie, Without You…

Recently the food blogosphere has been swarming with wacky pies created for a monthly event called You Want Pies With That? Each month has a different theme, and the challenge is to create an original pie that somehow plays on that theme. I hardly ever make pies for myself, since I’m more of a cake…

Luscious Lemon Cream Tartelettes

Okay, all right, I do have a citrus obsession. I didn’t even realize it until I started this blog, and found that every other dessert I posted was lemon this and orange-chocolate that. But can you blame me? There is something so divine about the pairing of tart citrus flavors in desserts; the citrus brings…

Key Lime Pie

Recently a friend came to visit, and in the course of a ravenous trip to the local 99 Cent store (bastion of cheap, adventurous eats) we found huge bags of key limes for only a dollar. If you’re not familiar with key limes, they’re tiny but–if you pick them right–packed with tart, flavorful juice. I…

Army of Tartlets

As part of my bid for a hostile takeover of the world, I am amassing an army of tartlets to do my bidding. Unfortunately, my camera batteries died before I was able to take any really great close-ups, but maybe it’s for the best…I don’t want my enemies to gain crucial intelligence information.

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