Pies and Tarts

Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

December 18, 2013
Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Butter + Apples + Bourbon + Heavy cream = the best 10 pound apple pie you’ll ever sink you teeth into. At dessert or breakfast. It’s a mash-up of 1) The Pastry Queen’s Southern Comfort Apple Pie, the very best apple pie I’ve ever eaten and 2) Tara’s Slab Apple Pie, the most beautiful apple [...]

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PPQ: Fredericksburg Peach Tart

August 5, 2012

We’re in the home stretch of Project Pastry Queen, just a few weeks left. This week, Emily of A Gilt Nutmeg chose to turn back the clock and make a beautiful peach tart from the early days of the project, the Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart. A sweet, ripe juicy peach is one of summer’s [...]

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PPQ: Cherry Pie Bars

July 17, 2012
Cherry Pie Bars

I was super excited to see the recipe that Amanda selected for this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Blackberry Pie Bars. Redemption. Sweet, cherry-studded redemption. Because the last time I made them, I totally bonked the recipe. Hard. There would be no bonking this time! I made a few changes this go ’round: – I [...]

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PPQ: Silken Chocolate Raspberry Tart

February 5, 2012
Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Super Bowl lunch. This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Homekeeping Adventures: Silken Chocolate Walnut Tart. As written, it’s a rich chocolate tart with a layer of walnuts hidden inside. I eliminated the walnuts and replaced the recommended rum and a couple tablespoons of [...]

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PPQ: Southern Comfort Apple Pie

October 31, 2011
Southern Comfort Apple Pie

That right there – that’s going to be my contribution to Thanksgiving this year. If you follow any of the other Project Pastry Queen members’ blogs (and you totally should), you’ve probably read high praise about this week’s recipe: Southern Comfort Apple Pie, chosen by Sarah of 20-Something Cupcakes. I will echo the praise: this [...]

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PPQ: Hill Country Peach Cobbler

June 19, 2011
Peach Cobbler

I am super excited about this week’s selection for Project Pastry Queen: Hill Country Peach Cobbler, chosen by Josie. Peach cobbler is one my very favorite desserts, topped with a melty scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This is one of my very favorite recipes in the entire cookbook. The browned butter adds a wonderful [...]

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Blackberry Pie Bars

May 8, 2011
Blackberry Pie Bars

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge is being brought to you by Josie of Pink Parsley: Blackberry Pie Bars. A moist, tangy cobbler/pie/bar dessert/snack/breakfast hybrid that requires no utensils – the perfect dessert to take to a picnic or barbecue. Or the perfect breakfast to eat on the living room floor. I love blackberries. They [...]

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Lemonade Cheesecake Tart

April 28, 2011
Lemonade Cheesecake Tart

We’ve been enjoying plenty of light, citrusy desserts and drinks lately. The weather is absolutely perfect to hang out on the patio with a carafe of watermelon lemonade (or margaritas) and strawberry lemonade cupcakes. Citrus anything (tequila optional) is one of our favorite treats to take out to the patio after a long day working. [...]

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