Category Archives: Pie and Tart Crusts

Gluten Free Vanilla Hazelnut Crumb Crust

Gluten Free Hazelnut Crumb Crust

I’ve tried many gluten free pie crusts over the last few years and some are much more successful than others. A good pie crust should be sturdy enough to hold up to the filling, add some texture – whether it is a crisp crumb crust or a flaky pastry crust – and it should taste delicious both on its own and with a filling. When ... Read More »

Individual Pumpkin Pies

Individual Pumpkin Pies

A freshly baked pumpkin pie is one of the most perfect desserts you can slice into during the fall. The sweet flavor of pumpkin, combined with warm spices and brown sugar in a smooth custard is just delicious – especially if you have family and friends to share it with. A pumpkin pie demands to be shared and, as a result, many of us wait ... Read More »

Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

Graham Cracker Crumb Crust

A graham cracker crust is an easy to make option for all kinds of pies and desserts. A graham cracker crust will come together much more quickly than a traditional pastry crust, and while it isn’t a good choice if you’re looking to make a classic apple pie, it can add an additional layer of flavor and texture to recipes like cheesecake, key lime pie ... Read More »

Flaky Vinegar Pie Crust

Vinegar Pie Crust

The basic ingredients in a pie crust are butter, flour, salt and water. I typically add in a little bit of sugar, even if I’m making a savory pie, because it helps the crust to brown more. One ingredient that you can add to a pie crust that is a little more unusual is vinegar. Vinegar helps tenderize pie dough because it slightly inhibits gluten ... Read More »

Cherry Pie Pops

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Pie pops are the pie version of cake pops: one or two bite pies that are on top of a stick. Pie pops are very cute to look at and they’re not difficult to make, so they are a great choice when you’re looking to do something a little bit less traditional with your pies – or simply want to put a bite-sized treat out ... Read More »

All Purpose Food Processer Tart Dough

Tart Dough

The most intimidating part about making a tart is preparing the dough. Like making pie dough, tart dough is something that a lot of bakers are worried about tackling for fear of screwing it up. Fortunately, tart dough is easy to make and can be a lot more forgiving than pie dough. This All Purpose Tart Dough can be used in both sweet and savory ... Read More »

Plum and Blackberry Pie with Almond Crumble

Plum and Blackberry Pie

The other night, I attended a pie making demo where Shery Yard baked up a beautiful looking plum and blackberry pie. Plums and blackberries are both great fruits to bake with. They have wonderfully rich flavors, but they also are known for their rich colors, and a pie filling that has both fruits inside is mouthwatering ┬áto look at. After the demo, we were given ... Read More »

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

Oreo cookies are great for making pie crusts. Those chocolate wafers are not very sweet and pack a lot of chocolate flavor into every bite. For most chocolate pie crusts, the wafer cookies are used by themselves, blended with butter and baked until the crust is set. This No Bake Oreo Pie Crust uses the whole cookie. The no-bake crust is made by blending whole ... Read More »

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