Category: Pies & Tarts

Miniature Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Pastries

Pumpkin spice breakfast pastries

Pumpkin spice season is officially in full-swing! Pumpkin spice candles, doughnuts, muffins, yogurts, and of course, the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. So why not pumpkin spice breakfast pastries, too?

Pumpkin spice breakfast pastriesThese miniature Pop Tart-inspired breakfast pastries are super easy to make. Each pastry is filled with pumpkin spice filling and baked until golden brown. Then, they’re finished with a drizzle of sweet, creamy brown sugar and cinnamon frosting.

These little pastries would make a delightful addition to a Thanksgiving brunch. They are delicious cold, or they can also be warmed in a toaster oven. Don’t put them in a toaster as you would a store-bought Pop Tart, or you’ll end up with a melted frosting disaster!

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Miniature Tarts with Raspberries and Cherries

Miniature tarts with raspberries and cherries

Did you know that Tuesday, June 20th is Cherry Tart Day? To celebrate, I decided to create a miniature tarts recipe to utilize the bright, beautiful berries and cherries which are so readily available at the farmer’s market during the warm summer months.

This tart recipe is super simple, with absolutely no baking required (so, no need to turn on the oven on a hot summer afternoon!) Just blend three easy-to-find ingredients (sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla) to create the creamy filling, and top with fresh berries and cherries.

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Simple Galette with Fresh Strawberries

Simple Strawberry Galette

For National Pick Strawberries Day, I decided to share this recipe for a simple strawberry galette.

The weather is growing warmer. Juicy red strawberries are starting to appear at the greenmarket, making it the perfect time to bake this fruit galette! A galette, for those who aren’t familiar, is similar to a tart or an “open face” pie. A single sheet of pie dough is filled with your choice of ingredients. Then, the edges of the dough are folded up. The galette is baked on a flat baking sheet (as opposed to a pie tin) until golden brown.

There are many, many variations on galette fillings. Sweet (fruits, berries, etc.) and savory (goat cheese, asparagus, roasted red peppers) toppings both make for great galettes.

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