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Pumpkin puff pastry pie (tart) with apple-cranberry stuffed crust, chocolate bugs and wizard hats

Once upon a time, the pumpkin pie got infested with little chocolate bugs, spiders, and worms. Some of these creatures have eyes and are staring right back at you from the tart.  But, thankfully, there are three magic wizard hats (with cinnamon apple filling) to save the harvest.  It's a battle: the bugs have managed […] Read More

Plum and apple tart on puff pastry

Plum and apple tart puff pastry

This is that puff pastry dessert I was talking about earlier this week, when I got carried away baking puff pastry goodies for Weekend Cook and Tell Event at SeriousEats.com. Just like anything with puff pastry, this recipe is very easy: just peel, slice, assemble and bake. Plum and apple tart that you see on […] Read More

Petite plum tarts (tartlets)

Plum tartlets with goat cheese mousse

I want to warn you right away - this is a very rich dessert! Not surprisingly why - goat cheese whipped together with heavy cream and sugar! I think plums are way overlooked and underused as ingredient.  So, to rectify this situation, I made a plum tart dessert.  I love plums as a fruit that's […] Read More

Cherry pie bars

This is just a simple pie, but there are a lot of memories attached to it.  When my twin sister and I were little, we would spend every summer vacation at our grandparents' house, away from the city noise.  The house had a wonderful garden with lots of fruit trees: apples, cherries, and many kinds […] Read More