It’s cookie baking season! The holidays are coming. December’s whirl of office parties, school events, family gatherings, friendly visits is nearly upon us.
There’s something about short days and cold weather that make cake seem like a reasonable breakfast option.
I have a confession to make. I don’t love pumpkin pie.
I mean, it’s not bad, exactly. I don’t hate it. But it rarely lives up to what I want a special occasion dessert to be.
This gingersnap tart crust is seriously easy.
It’s even easier than my shortbread tart crust, which is already a cinch to make. And this one is delightfully aromatic and brings gingery heat to your tart crust.
Classic apple pie, when it’s good, is a delight to eat.
And when it’s mediocre, well, it’s still pretty good.
And for years, I made mediocre apple pies.