It’s strawberry season so why not make a pie and crumble all-in-one! This delicious strawberry crumble pie has an unusual and more nutritious crust containing ground pepitas. These are actually a type of green hull-less pumpkin seeds rich in vitamins and minerals that are a great compliment to the strawberry filling. Continue reading
These little mini pumpkin pies are so easy to make especially the filling which is stovetop made – no baking in the oven! There’s a new twist in the flavor too with a refreshing touch of orange provided by the grated zest. The crust here is a special recipe for “frolla montata” a sweet Italian type of pastry especially used for “crostate” but equally good for cookies using a cookie press. To make it even easier you can use store bought pre-made crust shells.
Actually this blueberry peach tart is easier than pie – literally! I even used a pizza pan to bake it in since the fruit is spread out more and consequently the bottom of the crust stays crisper. The buckwheat crust lends a pleasantly nutty flavour and the juicy peaches and blueberries pair together perfectly. Other than less gluten in the crust the filling too uses practically no sugar – only a touch of maple syrup to bring out the natural sweetness of the fruit. Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Continue reading
This Easy Pumpkin Pie Custard is an easy and delicious way to substitute pumpkin pie. It’s quickly made on the top of your stove without all the fuss of baking. The pecans make a crunchy topping and if anyone misses the crust a sprinkling of crushed amaretto cookies go together wonderfully. Continue reading
This apple quince deep dish pie is actually easier than pie! With only the crust on top you avoid that disappointing soggy lower crust that is almost inevitable. Half the filling is provided by the quince which seems like a cross between an apple and a pear. The quince fruit shouldn’t be eaten raw and is used only in cooking and baking and has an interesting tangy flavor which makes this pie special. Continue reading
These Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares are really simple to make with the easy crumble crust that you just press into the pan – no rolling! These are also great for holidays and larger crowds since the squares are easier to serve. Happy Thanksgiving! Continue reading
This key lime pie is the best in its category the we’ve tried. We tasted different variations in Miami and this one that we had at the News Cafe’ comes close to the best (and easiest to prepare!). Continue reading