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Tarte Tatin: Upside Down Pie March 27, 2015

When you think of upside down desserts what pops into your mind? For me its upside down pineapple cake, a pear version I tried once in a crock pot, a ice cream cones that have succumbed to gravity. But for much of the world, there are many foods prepped upside down and flipped for presentation. And this month, for the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch. For those who don’t know what a tarte tatin is, it’s sort of like an upside down, single crust pie. You make a caramel, cook a bunch of fruit (or veggies), top with a pastry crust, and bake the whole thing in the oven. It’s then flipped out of the pan when your ready to eat it. (more…)

 

My New Favorite Blackberry Pie August 18, 2014

I love pies – I love making them, I love being able to try new ones and enjoy old favorites. So when I think of summer I often think in terms of pies, specifically fresh berry pies. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to these pies – I like them with two standard crusts, as many berries and you can fit between them, sweetened with a bit of sugar and livened up with a splash of lemon juice. They are always great (even if I can’t get them to set up for the life of me). So when my boyfriend asked for a sourcream pie, I was skeptical. Turns out, it may replace traditional blackberry as my new favorite blackberry pie. (more…)

 

 
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