Pies and Tarts

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Basic Pie and Tart Crusts

Flaky Pie/Tart Dough (The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet) 1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water 1 1/4 cups (6 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (omit for a savory crust) 1/4 teaspoon salt Place

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Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Streusel Topping (The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather) Tart Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup (11 tablespoons) chilled unsalted butter 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream (more as needed) Using a mixer fitted with a

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Key Lime-Cocoa Tartlets

Key Lime-Cocoa Tartlets (New Flavors for Dessert by Williams-Sonoma) Cocoa Tartlet Dough: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes, at room temperature 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar 1 large egg, lightly beaten Whisk the flour,

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Key Lime-Cocoa Tartlets

A few weeks ago I bought a bag of key limes. While tiny, key limes are prized for their tartness. Being late summer and all, I thought a lime tart would be quite refreshing in this heat! I was going to make a sable tart dough and fill it with lime curd

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Maple Apple Tartlets

Maple Apple Tartlets (Eat Feed Autumn Winter by Anne Bramley) 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (you will have one leftover in your package) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar 3 small to medium baking apples 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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Mini Bourban-Macadamia Nut Pies

Mini Bourbon-Macadamia Nut Pies (The Pastry Queen Christmas by Rebecca Rather) Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup (1 1/3 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch slices 2 large egg yolks 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream Filling: 1/2 cup

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Pumpkin-Pecan Buttermilk Tart

Pumpkin-Pecan Buttermilk Tart with Sweet Tart Dough (The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri) Sweet Tart Dough (Makes one 10- or 11-inch tart crust or one 9-inch pie crust): 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter,

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Southern Comfort Apple Pie

For pictures and Megan’s comments see post: Apple picking and Southern Comfort Apple Pie Chef Mark’s Southern Comfort Apple Pie (recipe from The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather) Crust: (This is such an easy pie crust recipe…its a breeze to roll out) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2/3 cup

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Warm Cranberry Crumble Tart

Warm Cranberry Crumble Tart (The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet) 1 recipe Flaky Pie/Tart dough, baked and cooled in a 9-or 9 1/2-inch tart pan Filling: 5 cups (20 ounces) fresh cranberries 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) sugar Finely grated zest of 1 medium orange 4 teaspoons

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