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Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers, little handheld pies

I love pie. But I have to confess, it’s never been my strong suit as a baker. My pies tend to be respectable, but… Oh. My crusts sometimes shrink during blind-baking, and when I don’t blind bake I tend to find the bottoms insufficiently crisp. My crimping skills are so-so. I theoretically understand how to …

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Simple comforts: mini caramelized apple crumbles for two

It is apple season again. Time for pie and cider and eating out of hand. Time for wondering where these variously charming and exotic names of these heirlooms and hybrids came from: cox orange pippin, jonafree, fameuse, sunrise. I think of apples as a comfort fruit. I like them prepared simply. A bit of sugar, …

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