Category Archives: Pastry

Star Wars Death Star Pie

I’ll admit it. I get bored easily. That’s annoyed a lot of people over the years, but in the interests of using my powers for good, here’s some fun I had with a standard apple pie. Star Wars is always … Continue reading

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Pie Decorating Shortcut

I love grabbing a paring knife and free-handing patterns into the tops of pies, but sometimes I want either a more refined drawing, a quicker turnaround, or both, so I grab my cookie cutters… My Secret Weapon Maybe it’s all … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Pie

PSA: Sugar-free Crowd-Pleasers It’s easier than you think to make fruit pies sugar-free (at least, in the “no added sugar” sense). I’ve long adapted my favorite apple pie recipe for relatives with diabetes. While it isn’t much tougher than substituting … Continue reading

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Sugar Free Berry Tartlettes

Puff Pastry to the Rescue! I have to admit I was going to take a very different approach to building the shells for these, but I found myself pressed for time and realized, as I often do, that I like … Continue reading

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And now for something different…

Ok, so it’s not cake or cookies, but I really, really wanted a cherry tart heart for my crew this past Valentine’s Day. Not having nor wanting to invest in a heart-shaped tart pan, I just took a 9″ heart … Continue reading

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