Blackberry Crostata

A crostata is an Italian baked tart or pie, also known as coppi in Naples. In France it is called a galette. It is a “rustic free-form version of an open fruit tart.” The crostata looks so refined but is remarkably simple to execute. First, since there’s no top, roll out just one sheet of…

Just a slice please… Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie continued

In my previous post Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie, I mentioned that I hadn’t tasted the pie yet because it was for dessert after Christmas Eve dinner. Well the tally is in and everyone loved it. It was rich and decadent and there wasn’t even any chocolate in it.  It’s a new holiday tradition in our…

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie

This pie is my rendition of Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Torte by Once Upon A Chef.  I wanted to switch up the pie crust I use for pumpkin pie. When I stumbled upon this recipe it looked absolutely delicious and perfect for what I was looking for. We have been invited to have Christmas Eve dinner…

Apple Cranberry Pie with Ginger Pecan Crust

This little gem is a different take on my No-Bake Apple Pecan Tart. If you liked the no-bake tart you will love this rendition. The same delicious juicy apples and cranberries, just a new crust. The ginger and pecans give this pie the perfect accent of a rich, sweet and spicy flavor.  So if you’re looking…

Maple-Pecan-Ginger Pumpkin Pie…perfect and easy!

Every so often when I ask my husband what he wants for desert he’ll say Pumpkin Pie. Actually I know he’s thinking of a Marie Calendar’s Razzleberry Pie. It’s his favorite. One day I’ll recreate a healthy version. But for now it’s Pumpkin Season. Pumpkin is not only for Thanksgiving, but it’s refreshing and healthy…