Category Archives: Pies, Tarts, Tortes & Cheesecakes

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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Oatmeal Raisin Hazelnut Pie: Fabulous and Filling

When I first decided to make an oatmeal-cookie-like pie crust, I couldn’t imagine a finer filling than creamy, plump raisins.  What a better way to emulate the classic cookie that’d inspired me?  But something was missing.  For one, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Tart Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

One of my favorite things about winter is as simple as this: eating a mandarin orange.  In the darkest days of the year, the little fruit comes into peak season like a timely gift.  With a burst of vibrant color … Continue reading

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Cranberry Quince Skillet Tart with Orange and Sweet Almond

I’ve come to think of quince as a sort of magical fruit.  It starts out fuzzy like a peach, growing on a fragrant plant that’s apparently also cultivated for its flowers.  A bowl of quince sitting on your counter will … Continue reading

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Three Lemons: A Pie In Reverse (Crisp Meringue Crust Filled With Lemon Custard)

A little over a year ago, my husband gave me a potted lemon tree for my birthday.  He’d long known how much I’d loved lemons.  (He’d also seen how jealous I’d been of our neighbors, whose prolific trees I’d pass … Continue reading

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