Pies & Tarts

Recipes for sweet and savoury pies

Pies & Tarts

Easy Jam Tart – Crostata

Made as a request I was very impressed with how good this Crostata turned out.  Wonderfully sweet and flavoured. I recently had a request from a viewer to make a recipe he had seen on David Lebovitz’s website  for an easy jam tart.  That recipe had been adapted from a recipe on Wednesday Chef website too.  […]

Pies & Tarts

Bacon & Egg Pie

What a pleasure to sit down and enjoy this Bacon & Egg PIe.  So filling and full of those lovely flavours. Watching an episode of the Hairy Bikers recently I saw them enjoying Delia Smith making an egg and bacon pie, from her TV series in the 70s.  I have the book that accompanied that […]

Pies & Tarts

Lemon Tart – Tarte au Citron

As many of you will already know I really enjoy anything that has a lemon flavour.  So this Lemon Tart, or Tarte au Citron is a surefire winner for me. The tart has a lovely crisp biscuit-like tart shell and is then filled with a thick lemon custard that sets up well in the fridge […]

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Mascarpone

At this time of year there is nothing better than a nice fruit tart, made with fresh summer fruits.  I therefore decided to make such a tart but, instead of the more usual creme patissiere that acts as the bed for the fruit I decided to use mascarpone, and some white chocolate. That combination, with […]

Pies & Tarts

Apple Pie

Most people enjoy a nice apple pie.  I certainly do so I decided, as I hadn’t had one for a while, that I would make one.  Often in apple pies spices are added, and even raisins but for mine I wanted a purely apple flavour so decided to omit any spices. Of course it would […]

Pies & Tarts

Fresh Fruit & Custard Tarts

At the height of summer. on a warm and sunny day, there is nothing quite so refreshing as a small dessert which includes some fresh fruit. So this recipe, for a lovely buttery pastry case which holds a thick, creamy custard and is then topped with some raspberries, blueberries and kiwi fruit, is just perfect. […]

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Steak & Ale Pies

I recently made some individual steak and ale pies, with a hot water crust pastry.  They we so good that I needed to make them again very quickly, and this time I decided to do a video too, so I could post on here and on Youtube. These pies have a really rich and hearty […]

Pies & Tarts

Gala Pie

My niece, Hannah, requested a Gala Pie.  I haven’t eaten Gala pie for so many years, but recall that I really enjoyed it at a picnic.  This pie is made using hot water crust pastry, which is the same pastry used for pork pies.  The pastry is very sturdy, and forms a hard crust which […]

Desserts, Pies & Tarts

Peach & Nectarine Pie

I recently watched a live stream of Anna Olson demonstrating making some pie dough, and a peach pie.  It looked very good so I thought I would give it a go. The recipe is quite easy and is an interesting way to make the pie dough, using a stand mixer, though it could be done […]

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Stuffed Meatloaf Roll

In a slight departure I am posting a recipe for a Stuffed Meatloaf Roll.  Whilst not strictly considered baking this is at baked in the oven. I don’t often eat things like meatloaf, preferring a simple mince with carrots and onions when eating minced beef(ground beef). But this recipe is very good, with lots of […]