Pie and Tart Recipes Archives
Welcome to the page where you'll find all my pie and tart recipes, sweet and savory.
If you're interested in the differences between pies and tarts, I can help with that too.
If you'd like to go straight to the recipes, please click the link below.
Pie Crust Tutorial Videos
Because so many folks seem afraid of making pie dough, some of the first videos I made for the site were about making pie crust, in this instance, pate brisee.
This first video answers a lot of frequently asked questions about making pie dough:
This second video focuses on actually making pie dough. I talk about ingredients, but most importantly, you'll get to see what the texture of the dough should look like when it's ready. It will seem much drier than it ought to be:
This third video focuses on how to line your pan and crimp your dough to ensure it doesn't shrink on you in the oven.
Pie Making Equipment
Pies have been around in one form or another forever. So you really don't need a bunch of specialized equipment, and none of it is expensive.
For rolling out dough, my hands-down favorite tool is a French rolling pin. They're lightweight and tapered so they're easier to use to roll a radius.
To have the best chance of getting a nicely crisped bottom crust, I encourage you to bake in metal pie pans.
They might not be as pretty for serving, but they conduct heat very well, and you need a blast of heat from the bottom to ensure a crisp, well-baked crust rather than a gummy, underbaked one.
This will give you a better chance of getting a nicely baked crust even in a more insulated pie pan.
And for tarts, I love these tart pans with removable bottoms. They make it so easy to serve, and the fluted edge is really lovely.
I have a lot of traditional pie recipes on the site.
My chocolate chess pie recipe is a Southern classic and is welcome all year round.
Another favorite is vinegar pie. It's a little unexpected, but it's truly delicious and very easy to make.
One of my favorite pies, both because it's delicious and for sentimental reasons, is my chocolate cheesecake pie. It was my brother's favorite pie, and every year, he used to request it for his birthday.
Tart-wise, don't miss the chai apple cheesecake tart. It's a gorgeous pie that's not too difficult to make. It's a beautiful presentation for when you really want to impress.
Please enjoy browsing below, and if there is something particular you'd like a recipe for but you don't see, please email me. I'm happy to help!