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My recipes for all sorts of pies and tarts. From Classic Apple Pie to decadent Banana Cream pie to French Apple Frangipane Tart.

Of course you’ll find a basic pie crust recipe, but how about Sourdough Pie Crust or Cornmeal Pie Crust?

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Tart AKA “Tart Michel”

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Tart! You know a dessert that combines those flavors will be decadently delicious. “Tart Michel” is a perfect balance of crisp pastry, rich cheesecake, luscious chocolate and bright, fresh cherries. Why do I call it “Tart Michel”? If you’re an artist you may paint a portrait of the one you love. If …

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Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie! This old-fashioned treat is made with tangy buttermilk, eggs, cocoa and chocolate. The custard is baked in a flakey crust. This easy recipe comes together in minutes. If you find yourself with some extra buttermilk after making Scones or Biscuits, you can make this pie with the addition of some pantry staples. …

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Chocolate Strawberry Tart

This Chocolate Strawberry Tart features a dark chocolate cookie crust filled with chocolate pastry cream and it’s topped with fresh strawberries. If you love chocolate covered strawberries (and who doesn’t) you’ll love this dessert. When strawberries are in season you’ve got to eat as many as you can, in as many ways as you can. …

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Chocolate Shortcrust Pastry (chocolate short dough)

Chocolate Shortcrust Pastry (also known as short dough or pâte sucrée) is a slightly sweet cookie-like dough that is perfect for making fruit tarts, cream pies and cut-out cookies. It’s dead-simple to make and freezes very well. How can I use Chocolate Pastry Dough? Pâte Sucrée or Short dough bakes up with a nice crisp …

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Pear Custard Tart with Vanilla Bean

They say “less is more” and this elegant Pear Custard Tart is a perfect example of that sentiment. Pears have an understated flavor which are perfectly enhanced by vanilla bean custard and a crackly caramelized sugar glaze. Tips for making a perfect Pear Custard Tart: Scroll through the process photos to see how to make …

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Cranberry Crumb Pie

Cranberry Crumb Pie celebrates the gloriously tangy flavor of the indigenous American berry. The pure cranberry filling is perfectly complimented by a sweet and cinnamony brown sugar crumb topping. Ever wonder why we rarely see recipes for all cranberry pie? Apple-Cranberry, sure. Raspberry-Cranberry, sometimes. I adore the assertively tart flavor of cranberries and wanted to …

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