Dessert, Pies & Tarts

Tarte Tatin

One of the first times I heard about tarte tatin, the main character in a story thought it was just like an upside-down pineapple cake.  Unfortunately for her, it wasn’t the same as that American classic, and took some different baking skills.  To get a tarte tatin just right, the apples shouldn’t be soggy, the… Read More Tarte Tatin

Christmas, Pies & Tarts

Mincemeat Tarts

Aren’t mincemeat tarts just one of the best Christmas pastries?  I love the rich, spiced mincemeat, gloriously flaky pastry, and the dusting of icing sugar on top.  😋  What’s not to love, right? Store-bought mincemeat on its own is great, but a few add-ins make it stunning.  I’ve added the zest and chopped fruit of… Read More Mincemeat Tarts

Pies & Tarts

Hereford Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce

Hereford apple dumplings are a classic British dessert from Herefordshire, England.  They consist of apples wrapped in flaky pastry and traditionally stuffed with raisins,  marmalade, and orange zest. 🍏 Herefordshire is a West Midland county renowned for its production of apples and cider, so it is not surprising that this delicious dessert would originate here.… Read More Hereford Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce