Pies & Tarts

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Late Summer Fruit Galette with Basil Whipped Cream

Hey Internet, slooowwww down with all this apple, pumpkin, spice business, okay? The first day of fall is an *entire day away*, and I don’t plan on bidding summer fruit adieu until well into October. (In Austin, it will be 90F+ until then, anyway.) Okay,...

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Cherry, Strawberry & Rose Pie

Your grocery store’s seasonal aisle is exploding with pink and red decorations, half of it dedicated to mass-produced, heart-shaped boxes of all sizes, filled with low-quality (and probably maraschino cherry-filled, EW!) chocolate, the other half lined with cartoon Valentines destined for some second grader’s hand-decorated...

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Old-Fashioned Vinegar Pie with Blueberry Coulis

Perhaps it’s the pie baking class I took a couple of weeks ago, or the fact that Thanksgiving is just around the corner (likely both), but lately, I’ve had pie on the brain. Which, I’m also thinking should maybe be more of a permanent thing...

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Matcha Panna Cotta & Black Sesame Tartlets

I had every intention of putting this magic in front of you all last week, but sorry team, time got away from me yet again. On Thursday morning, Steve and I boarded a flight to Newark for his best friend’s wedding (congrats Cassie + Jordan!),...

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Heart-Shaped Strawberry + Marzipan Hand Pies

It shrinks, it crumbles, it gets soggy and/or tough. It's a baker's badge of honor and summer fruits' best friend. All-butter, with shortening, sour cream and sometimes vodka, too. Filled with fruit, cream, custard and meringue – not to mention a variety of savory options as well,...

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Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie

Me + Pie. You might call us frenemies. I've always considered myself more of a cake girl. Until recently, I would eat pie once a year on Thanksgiving, and even then it was more an obligatory celebration of tradition (it's un-American not to eat pie...