Pies, Tarts

Recipes for sweet and savoury pies

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart is a lovely dessert, with the soft apple slices on top of an apple sauce, with the crumbly and buttery pastry.  I found several good recipes, but opted for one on a favourite site Joyofbaking.com   That site has a host of very nice recipes, and videos too.   I am never too […]

Pastries, Pies, Tarts


Yesterday I decided to make Pithiviers,  This involves a two day process as the dough needs to rest in the fridge overnight, before rolling and turning. I used the recipe from Le Cordon Bleu cook book again, though I actually also checked another recipe for making the puff pastry, which had some very good pictures […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Tarte Au Sucre

It seems that Tarte Au Sucre, or Sugar Pie is different between France and Belgium and North Ameria. In France and Belgium, from the recipes I have read they tend to be a brioche type bread recipe, whereas in North America it appears that a shortcrust pastry is preferred.  For my attempt I found a […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Tarte Tatin

When I first started this blog the very first item I mentioned was Tarte Tatin.  However I hadn’t anticipated doing a blog when I first tried the recipe, so I had no photograph to post.  I did promise to make it again, at some time and then post a photo. So today I did just […]

Pies, Tarts

Individual Pork Pies

There is nothing quite like a pork pie, eaten cold, with some Branston pickle or caramelised red onions, together with some salad or chips.  I checked out a few recipes and decided that I needed to amalgamate a few to get what I wanted. I used a straight sided muffin tin to make my version, […]

Christmas, Pies, Tarts

Mince Pies

Today I made my mince pies. You may recall that I made the mincemeat a couple of weeks ago, and stored it in sterilised jars.  The mincemeat will keep for at least 6 months in an airtight jar, and I have more than I needed for today’s recipe, so I can repeat it in the […]

Pies, Tarts

Mini Shortbread Treacle Tarts

Well what a lovely recipe I have today, very simple and really quite delicious. The story around the recipe is that I was searching for a recipe for mince pies, that I will be making in the next few days.  I saw one that claimed it was very easy.  However from reading the recipe I […]

Pies, Tarts

Nectarine and Pistachio Tart

I found a very nice recipe in The Telegraph, for a Peach and Pistachio Tart.  However my local supermarket has been out of peaches for at least a week, so I resorted to using nectarines instead, as well as making a couple of other minor changes to the recipe.   I will produce, below, the […]