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Course/Dish - Pies / Flans / Tarts

If you've never heard of Banoffee Pie, you're not alone. But once you try it, you'll be head-over-heels in love. This amazing no-bake pie is made with a cookie and butter crust, salted caramel, ripe bananas, whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day for that matter, it comes together quickly and tastes amazing!

Serves: 6-8
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 30 min
Inactive time: 1-4 hr
Special tools: stand mixer, processor, springform pan or pie plate

Celebrate cherry season with this decadent, free-form tart. Featuring bright orange and lemon and sweet brown sugar and cinnamon, this recipe is a great way to enjoy fresh or frozen cherries. Simply mix, chill and roll out the quick-crust dough, fill with an easy-to-make cherry filling and bake. Enjoy with a scoop of locally produced vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a truly divine dessert.

Serves: 6-8
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 30 min
Inactive time: 1 hour
Bake time: 45 min
Special tools: food processor, parchment paper

Your guests will hurriedly gather 'round this delicious tart as you set it before them. It combines favorites like toasted hazelnuts and chocolate chunks with a splash of Kahlúa, all baked into a flakey butter crust. For best results, keep tart ingredients very cold when working, and use high-quality, fresh products.

Serves: 8-12
Prep time: 1 hr + 1 hr chill time for dough
Bake time: 50-60 min
Special tools: rolling pin, 11" fluted tart pan (releasable bottom preferable), processor


Traditionally made with apricots and plums, these tarts have a place in Polish tradition. This version includes sweet-tart cranberries that complement a brown sugar-shortbread crust; a nut topping adds a pleasant crunch. Easy to prepare and oh-so good, they make an excellent snack or end to any meal. (Yields 12 tarts)

 

 

Decadent through and through, this creamy dessert has a touch of crunch and exudes summer freshness. A sweet pleasure such as this should be shared with friends and family.

Like those who fell head-over-heels for the Beatles’ song “Honey Pie” back in the ‘60s, family and friends will swoon over this sweet-as-heaven pie, perfect for the holidays.

Peak-of-the-season fruit is baked into a crispy and aromatic shell for a rustic, free-formed tart. An enticing end to any meal, it can be served by itself or à la mode.


Serves: 4-6
Active prep time: 30 min
Non-active prep time: 3 hr
Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Special tools: food processor, pastry brush, rolling pin
Advanced prep: dough can be made 1 day ahead

One of our favorite simple pleasures is pears paired with Brie. This rustic tart takes those flavors to a fantastic new level, made even better with toasted walnuts, apricot jam and a flakey butter crust. Best served warm, this free-form galette makes a stunning dessert or brunch centerpiece during the holidays.

Serves: 8
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Special tools: rolling pin, processor, parchment paper

Perfect on a warm summer day, this tantalizing tart combines two of our favorite summer flavors, lemon and raspberry. Enjoy this beautiful-yet-simple dessert with a tall glass of raspberry iced tea and a sprig of mint for a truly refreshing treat.

This recipe is one of our bakery favorites, and always a crowd pleaser. Your family and guests will love it!


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