Category Archives: Pies and Tarts

Apple Apricot Jam Tart

Apple Apricot Jam Tart

My neighbor Theo, an inquisitive, creative, awesome young man, stopped by a bit ago for some apricot jam. He said he was making an apple tart and the recipe called for apricot jam. Sure thing! The tart was as delicious as it was beautiful. I can’t wait to make one myself!

Cherry Hand Pies

My Dad loves pies. I have vivid memories of going to Dupars in the Valley with my Dad when I was a little kid and ordering pie with him. He has hysterical stories that he tells about his

Classic Pumpkin Pie

My grandmother used to make a delicious pumpkin chiffon pie. I started making it when I started making Thanksgiving but it was never quite as good my grandma’s pie.  Also, it is a pie

Chicken Pot Pie

You have to be a masochist to make a chicken pot pie. Honestly. It is such a pain in the butt – so time consuming – exhausting in fact. And although homemade pot-pies are delicious

Black Rice Crust Quiche

Alan has great friends.  I get to have Alan’s friend as my friends now by virtue of my association with Alan.  Lucky me.  Two of his friends invited us to their weekend house up in

You’re A Tart. Make A Tart. Peach Tart.

I have written about this tart crust before but every time I need it I have to search wildly on Batch-33. It seems to be hidden in a section on Satsuma plums. This is really probably the

French Apple Tart And More Lost Family

I think it was a little gutsy making a “French Apple Tart” just three days after Alex returned from a month-long trip to France…. That would be Paris, France. I know. I know. I know.

A Pretty Thing – Satsuma Plums

My mom Ellen told me about the Satsuma Plums and the depth of their great inner beauty which seemed to elude us for jam making purposes. I wrote about that a week or so ago when