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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gorgeous Tart Toppings

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gorgeous Ways to Finish off a Tart
Tarts are a wonderful dessert option if you feel like getting a bit fancy. Tarts fall into the category of “fancy” desserts because they always look gorgeous and put together, like you spent a lot of extra time in the kitchen (even if you didn’t). I enjoy making tarts just as much as …

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Dulce de Leche Pecan Tart

Dulce de Leche Pecan Tart

Pecan pie is a holiday classic, but it isn’t one of my favorites. Most pecan pies have a filling of extra-sweet custard that outshines the wonderful pecans on the top of the pie, even if you take the time to roast your pecans ahead of time. I much prefer pecan tarts because, …

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Apple Slab Tart

Apple Slab Tart
This Apple Slab Tart is a great dessert for anyone that likes traditional tarts but that finds making them – tucking the crust into a tart pan, blind baking, etc – to be a bit of a fussy process. It’s a simple tart that requires no pie crust and is shaped free-form right …

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Vanilla Almond Tart Crust

Vanilla Almond Tart Dough
Vanilla and almond is a good combination in just about any dessert, so it should come as no surprise that a tart crust that combines those two flavors is a terrific basic tart crust recipe. This buttery Vanilla Almond Tart Crust has ground almonds and vanilla extract in it, and bakes up into …

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Autumn Cookie Torte

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Autumn Cookie Torte

In general, I usually reach for a bag of chocolate chips when I want to add some chocolate to a batch of cookies, brownies or other baked goods. Around the holidays, however, I am often swayed by the seasonally colored bags of M&Ms and similar candies and throw those into recipes to …

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Guava Tart

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Guava Tart
Guava, in the form of sweet guava paste, is a popular filling for all kinds of pastries in Cuban cuisine. There is a local Cuban bakery in my area – Porto’s, for anyone in the LA area – that makes all kinds of pastries with guava. It only takes one …

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Citrus Walnut Tart

Citrus Walnut Tart
As tasty as pecan pie and other similar nut pies are, that rich filling can sometimes make the pies a little bit heavy. This Citrus Walnut Tart is a nut-filled dessert that is a little bit lighter overall, but no less rich in flavor. The tart starts with a cookie-like base that has …

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