Category Archives: Pies, Tarts, Tortes & Cheesecakes

Cilantro Sultana Mini Pies: Golden Raisins, Honey and Lemon

I realize that cilantro falls into the same polarizing category as coconut, licorice, and raisins: for everyone that loves it, someone else hates it with a passion — whether it’s simple preference or genetics that cause the disdain. (If you … Continue reading

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Egg Nog Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Oooh, egg nog.  I’m ever smitten by its festive flavor and creamy decadence.  I wait all year for it to come back to me in the form of frozen yogurt, steaming lattes, and even cake.  I love the way it … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs and Mascarpone: A Cardamom Custard Pie

This recipe is inspired by my fellow blogger-friend, Diane.  A few weeks ago she wrote about the delectable food and festivities on the north end of Boston (a place I’ve never been but now would love to visit).  As usual, … Continue reading

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When Walnuts are Wonderful: Fresh Pear Walnut Torte

I don’t consider myself a very picky eater, but there are a few foods that make me cringe.  Miracle Whip.  Sweet baked beans.  Greasy salami.  Thousand Island Dressing.  Walnuts.  It’s true: walnuts are the least tempting of any nut, in … Continue reading

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Mango Meringue Pie with Coconut Macadamia Crust

I love this time of year at the market, when mountains of fragrant mangoes seem to surround me as I shop.  Mangoes lure me in with their promise of sweetness and a juicy, tropical taste.  When I thought about making … Continue reading

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