Tag: pate brisee

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

My thoughts on pies are no secret: I’m not a huge cooked fruit person, I say this yet I still enjoy a pie on occasion, especially a really good one.  This year, I decided to play around with an easy pie-like type of dessert—fruit hand […]

A Classic French Tarte Aux Pommes

A Classic French Tarte Aux Pommes

A Tarte Aux Pommes, or apple tart as Americans call it, is the quintessential French dessert to me.  This is one of the first sweet pastries I learned to make in culinary school and I still remember how excited I was to learn it.  I also […]

Old But New: Try A Sweet Potato Tart This Thanksgiving

Old But New: Try A Sweet Potato Tart This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  The main reason?  It’s about food and sharing.  But also because it has no religious undertones nor does it have anything to do with gift-giving; it is just about togetherness.  Each year, I look forward to Thanksgiving months in advance. […]

Pate Brisee (Pie & Tart Dough)

Pate Brisee (Pie & Tart Dough)

Many people are fearful of making their own dough for pies and tarts, don’t be.  This pate brisee (pie dough) recipe can all be done in a kitchen mixer, making it fast and easy for all. The classical French method of making a well in […]