Category Archives: Tarts and Pies

The Daring Bakers – Pumpkin Pot Pie with Pumpkin Pastry – Fat Free!

Hannah of Rise and Shine was our October 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to bake our own double crusted savory pot pies. Using any from-scratch crust and filling we choose, we were allowed to get completely creative with our … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers: Crack Pie, Veganized.

Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack pies! There’s nothing like pie!  The development of this pie included an … Continue reading

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The Green Tart

I adore this summery tart with its amazing sea of green interior. It’s just food that makes you smile and reminds you of warm sunny days and spring flowers, even if it is miserable outside in May. It’s also very … Continue reading

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The Easiest Apple Tart

I am particularly drawn to recipes with such ease yet look beautiful and like you’ve embarked on some complex culinary assault course. This recipe is one of those. Easy, pretty, yummy and adaptable. I made this for a Mother’s day … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom and Sweet Potato Pie

There’s not much more tantalizing than a crisp pastry pie filled with a rich, creamy filling. This recipe is no exception. What’s more, this is a light pie, light enough to eat in the garden on a hot summers day with … Continue reading

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The Great Pineapple Tart Failure of May 2012

  This tart promised so much, but delivered so little. It looked so glorious, prominent and bright on the serving plate, I gasped in horror as I cut in, and tasted with such excitement to find it tasted of nothing. … Continue reading

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Magazine Mondays – Fig and Almond Tart

OK, this tart is INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if I will find the arrangement of words to fully capture it’s beauty – you will simply have to make it. Crisp, sweet pastry, gooey, nutty, citrussy filling topped with sweet, jammy … Continue reading

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Banana Custard Cream Tart

Black bananas don’t have to mean banana bread. Come on that’s the easy way out! There’s so much more to the humble banana, especially when it’s well past it’s best days. As bananas ripen, their starches that keep them firm … Continue reading

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Apple Strudel

This is another recipe adapted from the wonderful Kosher Camembert. I was so excited when I came across this recipe, not least because Mat LOVES strudel but because there was something different about this recipe and it was exciting! I’ve … Continue reading

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Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a wonderful French Classic dessert which is primarily an upside down caramel apple tart. It’s often believed to be tricky but as long as you make a good pastry and get the caramel right, nothing can go … Continue reading

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