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Gingersnap Tart Crust, an easy press-in base

This gingersnap tart crust is seriously easy. It’s even easier than my shortbread tart crust (and it’s chocolate variation), which is already a cinch to make. And this one is delightfully aromatic and brings gingery heat to your tart crust. This crust has only two ingredients: gingersnap cookies and butter. That’s it. (I know, the …

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Apple Pie, a flaky apple-cinnamon classic

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. I mean, they were good enough, especially when they were accompanied by a scoop of ice cream or a cup of piping hot coffee, but they weren’t …

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How to Make a Lattice-Top Pie Crust

There’s a great big world of pie decoration out there from the simple to the insanely complex. And while I love a nice rustic free-form galette (like this blueberry galette or this cherry galette), there’s something wonderful about the linear orderliness of a lattice-top pie crust. A lattice is a lovely way to top a …

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Easy Shortbread Tart Crust, crisp and buttery

This easy shortbread tart crust is one of my most-used recipes. I turn to it all the time. And, to be honest, it took so much anxiety out of my tart baking. So many tart crusts involve pulling out the food processor, chilling the dough, rolling the dough, carefully draping it into the pan, chilling …

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