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Sour Cherry Hand Pies with Almond Frangipane filling.

These Sour Cherry Hand Pies are made with flaky cream cheese dough, almond frangipane filling and a dollop of sour cherry preserves. Make your own preserves or use store bought pie filling. This recipe combines three of my favorite things; pie crust, sour cherries and almond frangipane! The kernal at the center of a cherry …

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Fried Peach Hand Pies spiked with tequila

Fried Peach Hand Pies are sinfully delicious! Anything made with flaky pastry filled with tequila-spiked peaches then deep fried and coated with spiced sugar has to be good. I usually try to write a little about each recipe I post, either an explanation of how the recipe was developed and perfected, or maybe a bit …

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Strawberry Hand Pies with Roasted Strawberry filling

Strawberry Hand Pies are the perfect early summer treat. Roasting the strawberries for the filling intensifies the flavor. Grab a pie and dig-in, no utensils required! When strawberries come into season I mostly prefer to eat them out of hand. Here in the northeastern U.S., we get to enjoy local strawberries for just a few short weeks.  Once I …

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Blackberry Buttermilk Pie with Cardamom

I love old-fashioned Buttermilk Pie. I’ve updated the recipe by adding blackberries and perfuming the filling with a hint of cardamom. Yes, another recipe for one of my favorite ingredients, buttermilk. This is a super-easy recipe. In fact it’s even easier than I originally thought. I intended to blind bake the crust before filling it …

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Banana Cream Pie with Candied Macadamia Nuts

Ok, I’m definitely betraying my age and misspent youth by admitting this, but I can’t hear the words “Banana Cream Pie” without thinking of Gilligan’s Island. I can’t (and don’t want to) count the hours I spent watching reruns of that show. To this day I can sing the entire theme song, word-for-word. I have to …

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