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Crusts, Pie & Tart


Tropical Vacation Tart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus crust
  • Baking Time: 10 minutes (stove top)

Tropical Vacation Tart

Who wouldn't love a little time in paradise? Take yourself to the tropics any time of the year!


Eggnog Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 1/4 hours plus time for chilling between steps & before serving
  • Baking Time: 12-15 minutes for crust

Friendly Eggnog Pie

Creamy decadence.  Really, what else do you need to know?  Oh, the crust is a perfect complement to the filling, being the tiniest bit nutty.  Real rum makes it a special occasion treat.

Fresh Fig Tart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes for crust, plus chilling/baking, 15 minutes for filling
  • Baking Time: 15 minutes

Fresh Fig Tart

Mmmmm, for those of us who love fresh figs, this is a gem!  The crust has a cookie quality to it -- not too sweet -- that embraces the cream cheese filling, which compliments the fresh figs.  Then there's the chocolate drizzle, which brings it all together for an easy early fall treat.

Delicate Tart Crust
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 1 hour chilling
  • Baking Time: 15-20 minutes

Delicate Tart Crust

This pastry is perfect for pear tarts and other tarts that have delicate flavors and/or nuts in the filling.

Graham Cracker Crust
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Baking Time: 10

Graham Cracker Crust

Some classic pies, like Key Lime, call for a graham cracker crumb crust.  A crust like this is always good with a creamy filling, and it freezes well!

Honey Nut Tart
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus time to chill pastry dough
  • Baking Time: 40 minutes

Honey Nut Tart

What a gift from nature honey is!  And this tart puts honey and nuts right on top, where they belong.

NuttyTart Pastry
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 15 minutes

NuttyTart Pastry

Tarts have their own character, different from pies, and deserve to have their own pastry!  This recipe will provide that richer, more flavorful crust that complements a delicate tart.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chilling

Olive Oil Pie Crust

Some of us are looking for healthier versions of favorite desserts.  This crust recipe is based on olive oil and, while I've never made it myself, a friend says you don't taste the olive oil at all and it makes a delicious crust.  Let me know what you think!

Pie Pals Pie Crust
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling

Pie Pals Pie Crust

This crust recipe is tried and true:  flaky and light, with just enough salt to complement a sweet pie or tart.  Complete directions are included, so even a novice baker can be proud!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hours for chilling
  • Baking Time: 10-12 minutes

Tart Pastry Crust

Tarts are special and deserve a great crust.  This is a good recipe for most tarts, similar to pie crust but a little richer.

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