Pies, Tarts and Tortes

Breton Apple Tarte

2023-09-01T10:35:18-04:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Desserts, Holidays, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Rosh Hashanah|

Looking to impress your guests with an apple dessert for Rosh Hashanah? You will love Breton Apple Tarte.  This tarte is a French classic in which caramelized apples are encased in a flavorful shortbread pastry.  Get ready for kudos when you serve this apple dessert delight for Rosh Hashanah. Dough 2 sticks butter or [...]

Pear Almond Tart

2024-02-09T16:48:12-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Desserts, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes|Tags: , |

Of all the desserts that have come out of my kitchen, Pear and Almond Tart always gets the most raves.  Not only is it festive and gorgeous—it tastes even better than it looks.  A golden brown, crisp pastry shell is filled with a rich and creamy almond custard, which serves as a cushion for delicately poached [...]

Ratatouille Tarte

2024-02-07T14:32:28-05:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Dairy, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Valentine's Day, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew with origins in the city of Nice located in the Provencal region of southern France.  It almost always contains a savory mélange of garlic, onions, eggplant, peppers and zucchini, which are first sautéed in olive oil and then simmered together with tomatoes and an aromatic blend of Provencal [...]

Zucchini Pie

2019-11-09T11:09:09-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Here is a tasty recipe for a quiche-like vegetable pie that lends credence to the saying “easy as pie.” Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, you simply place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.  The mixture is then poured into a prepared pie plate [...]

Apple Tarte and Caramel Apples

2024-02-27T09:48:20-05:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: Desserts, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: , |

To celebrate Rosh Hashanah and autumn’s apple bounty, here are two quick and easy recipes.  The apple tarte takes about 15 minutes to prep and then another 20 minutes to bake in the oven.  It is delicious as is, but it becomes sublime when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  The caramel [...]