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Pies and tarts

Recipes for pies, tarts, galettes, and turnovers.

Apple Recipes, something for everyone

Apples are a reliable grocery store staple year round, which makes them a reliable option when you want to make a fruit dessert. During apple-picking season, it’s easy to come home with more apples than you know what do with. Here, then, is a collection of some of my favorite apple recipes. If you’re baking …

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Banana Custard Tart with meringue & a chocolate crust

This banana custard tart is what I want banana cream pie to be. I like banana flavor, and I don’t mind banana texture when I’m just eating freshly peeled fruit or when it’s baked into banana bread, but the mushy and slightly fibrous texture buried under a layer of smooth pastry cream just doesn’t do …

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Easy Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust

This simple chocolate shortbread tart crust is a favorite. It’s a variation on my favorite no-fuss easy shortbread tart crust that transformed my tart baking from high stress to no sweat. There’s no fancy equipment, no rolling anything out, no chilling. Just stir, press into the pan, and bake. This one keeps all of the …

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Strawberry Galette, casual goodness

I admire a well-made fruit pie, but so often, it just feels like too much fussy work. All that chilling and crimping and lattice-weaving. Which is why I find the galette so freeing as a dessert form. This strawberry galette has all the good parts of a pie—flaky crust, sweetly relaxed fruit—with minimal hassle. And …

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Quiche with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Are there still people out there pretending that quiche is some kind of effete food? Because that’s bosh. When done well, quiche makes for a delightful savory breakfast or brunch (or even a mean lunch or dinner alongside a simple green salad). It’s rich with egg-and-dairy custard that makes for a lovely contrast with a …

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Tart Recipes, elegant and delicious desserts

If the world is divided into cake people and pie people, there’s a special subset of pie person that’s a tart person. The difference between pies and tarts is murky. Both are round with crust and some kind of sweet or savory filling. One can make generalities: pie pans have sloped sides and tend to …

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