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  • How-To

    How to Make Luscious Cream Pies

    Who can resist the old-fashioned deliciousness of a silky cream pie? I’ve been eyeballing the cream pies displayed in the glass enclosures at diners for as long as I can…

  • bananas foster cream pie
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    Bananas Foster Cream Pie

    The New Orleans dessert of bananas Foster inspired this riff on a classic banana cream pie. It features a layer of rum-spiked sautéed bananas under the traditional pudding filling, plus a…

  • chocolate espresso cream pie
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    Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie

    A layer of rich chocolate ganache under mocha pudding might seem like overkill, but is heaven sent for chocolate lovers. A little espresso powder gives the whipped-cream topping some edge.

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    Double Coconut Cream Pie

    This is truly next-level coconut cream pie. Instead of coconut extract, it gets its flavor from reduced, concentrated coconut milk in the custard. It's paired with a layer of salted caramel…

  • strawberry-rhubarb blitz torte
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    Strawberry-Rhubarb Blitz Torte

    Possibly called “blitz” because the stunning cake can be baked, cooled, and assembled quickly compared to traditional layer cakes, this dessert is a showstopper. Tender, golden cake layers are topped…

  • Recipe

    Old-School Coconut Cream Pie

    Shreds of coconut give the creamy filling some texture. For a twist, substitute 1-1/3 cups coconut milk and 1 cup whole milk, and omit the coconut extract.

  • banana cream pie
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    Old-School Banana Cream Pie

    A layer of firm-ripe bananas hides under rich vanilla pudding and a mound of whipped cream. Classic. We've garnished it with peanuts, but you can omit them if you prefer.

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    Old-School Chocolate Cream Pie

    Flaky crust? Check. Chocolate pudding? Check. Heaps of whipped cream? Check. A sprinkling of chocolate curls or shards on top makes a nice contrast to the whipped cream.

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    Butter Piecrust

    This classic all-butter crust makes a flaky but sturdy base for cream pies.

  • Product

    Book Review: Bravetart

    Bravetart Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks (W. W. Norton, $35) There’s an unofficial two-part test around here that determines whether a new baking book is any good. First, copy…