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Pies and Tarts

  • How-To

    How to Make Crostatas

    These Italian tarts feature an easy-to-make crust and fresh fruit fillings for an ideal summer dessert

  • Recipe

    Brandied Fig and Chocolate Crostata

    I have a small but prolific fig tree in my backyard. One summer, while experimenting with fig jam, I stirred in some bittersweet chocolate and a splash of Cognac and…

  • Recipe

    Brown Sugar-Peach Crostata with Frangipane

    This recipe takes the traditional crostata one step further by adding a layer of frangipane, a rich almond cream that pairs beautifully with the brown sugar-peach preserves.

  • Recipe

    Spiced Blueberry and Ricotta Crostata

    I love a simple ricotta crostata, but it only recently dawned on me that the cheese might be even better topped with dollops of spiced blueberry jam. They're a match…

  • Recipe

    Lemon Crostata

    I firmly believe that a lemon crostata can successfully follow just about any meal. Its bright, tart flavor and creamy texture make it thoroughly welcome at the end of dinner.…

  • Recipe

    Strawberry Jam Crostata

    Filled with fresh preserves, this is a classic breakfast jam crostata in Italy. Freshly made strawberry jam is my choice here, but feel free to substitute a pound of your…

  • Recipe

    Pasta Frolla (Sweet Pastry Dough)

    Pasta frolla forms the base for most crostatas. It's a sweet pastry, typically enriched with butter and eggs or egg yolk. It’s delicate yet easy to roll out and easily…

  • Moveable Feast

    Mushroom Tart Tatin with Onion Jam and Cauliflower Shavings

  • Recipe

    Brunch Galette with Spring Greens, Herbs, and Feta

    A galette is basically a freeform pie. To save time, make the dough the night before you plan to assemble and bake the galette. I love the way the fresh…

  • Recipe

    Beef Potpie

    Nothing is off limits for vegetables in a potpie. Try everything from cabbage to romaine, pumpkin to peas, summer squash and even squash blossoms. This is a great way to…

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