Category Archives: Cobbler, Pie, and Tart Recipes

Tortilla Crusted Tomato Bacon Cheddar Quiche

If you fear making pie crust, but love quiche, you’re in luck. These delightful tomato bacon mini quiches are made with flour tortillas. On a whim I lightly cooked raw tortillas from TortillaLand and placed each in a tart pan … Continue reading

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Best Blueberry Pie Recipe with Strawberries

You can make the best blueberry pie using the blueberry pie filling recipe, but make it extra special by adding in some sweet, fresh strawberries. There are many ways to make this pie. You can put a full crust on … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler with a Double Crust

Old Fashioned peach cobbler really means thinking way back in the day in the South when the pie dough was rolling on the table nearly daily in the summer to keep up with the abundance. Those must have been sweet … Continue reading

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Lattice Crust Pie Made with Fresh Bing and Rainier Cherries

July is one of my favorite months of the year. Summer fruits make me sing songs and bake pies on a daily basis. Peaches, berries and cherries accompany long, sunny days where people are in good moods, only made sweeter … Continue reading

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American Pie with Blueberries, Raspberries, Stars and Stripes

I know that July 4th has passed, but I still had to share this pie. After all, you can still make it; there’s no need to wait for next year, and it’s a great reminder that cookie cutters are your … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pie

This might be the last of the buttermilk recipes for a while, but don’t hold me to that. Blueberry buttermilk pie is like a pudding pie, not to be mistaken for chess pie, which is much too sweet for my … Continue reading

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Fresh Corn off the Cob Buttermilk Quiche

Fresh corn off the cob finds itself in the most fun places this past week, like in this in buttermilk salad dressing or this buttermilk fried chicken. Yes, I’m on a buttermilk kick, which is what happens when you buy … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pie Cobbler Using Frozen Blueberries

Are you a cake person or a pie person? I used to think I was a cake person, probably because I didn’t know how to make pie, the kind of pie that would taste so juicy and so good that … Continue reading

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Very Berry Tart Celebrates a Birthday

My 29th birthday was memorably depressing. I was soothing a boyfriend break-up, and my office “forgot” me. All day I waited for a cake that never came. Living in California with no family around left me at home by myself … Continue reading

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Raspberry Buttermilk Pie Two Ways

Raspberry buttermilk pie two ways is good either way you decide. Sometimes I have a hard time choosing the simplest things in life. For years I didn’t really know how I liked my burger, or what my favorite ice cream … Continue reading

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Pecan Bourbon Cream Tart with Gluten Free Shortbread Tart Crust

When I think of the Holidays, I think about pecans. They have to be somewhere on my dessert table. This year I decided to make a pecan bourbon cream tart very similar to this almond tart, and I made it … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Make Homemade Southern Sweet Potato Pie

I did not grow up eating sweet potato pie. Until today, I never even ate sweet potato pie, let along make one.   I thought sweet potato pie was one of those things only true Southern women like Aunt Bea … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese, Honey, Tomato Tart

I did this recipe years ago but it was featured as a French Tomato tart instead of a goat cheese, honey tomato tart, the name it deserved all along. I wasn’t proud of how it came out or what my … Continue reading

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How to Grill and Freeze Stone Fruit and Three Peach Recipes for One Dinner

Making a dinner highlighting one ingredient three different ways was the challenge this month from the Creative Cooking Group. I chose nectarines and peaches, which are pretty much interchangeable in any recipe. According to everything I could find on Google, … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cobbler in Mason Jars and a Little bit of Life’s Thorns

Blackberry cobbler can be made in a baking dish, a cast iron pan, or even in mason jars. The mason jars are perfect for picnics or school lunches, but I tend to bake in jars when I only want to … Continue reading

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Tomato Galette Celebrates Nashville Tomato Art Festival

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes and basil, especially when I pull them out of my own garden and bake a tomato galette, a free form, rustic tart. I chose a tomato tart today in celebration of  the Tomato Art … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Tart Crust and 7 Tips for Gluten Free Baking

Gluten Free Tart Crust is something new for me here. I don’t do trendy diets, or follow any diets that eliminate meat or dairy. I eat everything as long as it’s whole, real food. Of course, real is a vague … Continue reading

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Fresh Peach Cobbler and How to Peel Peaches

A few  years ago, I found the PERFECT peach cobbler on-line, that showed me how to peel peaches the easy way,  but Pinterest didn’t exist and I can’t find it anywhere.  Not finding it, I made this one up and … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumb Pie with Recipe for Pie Crumb Topping

Blueberry crumb pie might be my favorite way to make blueberry pie. It’s the sweet crunch against the tart berry and that little hint of cinnamon that reminds me of coffee cake that makes this so perfectly wonderful. A few … Continue reading

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Blueberry Thyme Galette

Happy July 4th. Today I made a gorgeous blueberry thyme galette with fresh thyme from my garden and blueberry honey. After a moment of thinking about what it means to be a free country, and feeling gratitude,  I usually get … Continue reading

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Whiskey Buttermilk Pie with Blackberry Compote

I make a lot of desserts.  Whiskey Buttermilk Pie with Mixed Berry Compote has to be special for me to pick this for a very special supper club dinner. It  sounds sophisticated, but it’s comfort food and will take you … Continue reading

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Apple Berry Pie

Apple berry pie is just another example of the how versatile the apple pie is. There seems to be hundreds of ways to incorporate apples into different types of pies. I encourage home baking because you can control the ingredients … Continue reading

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Swedish Apple Dessert in a Jar

Editor’s Note: The cutting board giveaway will be later in the week). This is an inspired Swedish Apple Dessert. It’s not quite a cake, not quite a pie, and for this reason, I decided to bake it in mason jars. … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie Made Two Ways, as an Entree and a Party Bite

We have a favorite “go to” easy recipe that we keep to ourselves. It’s not the kind of dish we typically share with others, thinking of it as too plain or simple. In the recipe category here it’s known as … Continue reading

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Pear Almond Clafoutis

Are you a stress eater or a stress baker/cook?  I tend to be a stress baker. When something falls out from under me and it’s really bad, I tend to run into the kitchen to get some control back. Last … Continue reading

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Green Bean Mushroom Onion Tart in Sage Crust: A Five Star Makeover for Green Bean Casserole

I cook every month with a group of talented bloggers. We are challenged with a concept and asked to remake it into a Five Star Makeover. I was not happy this month with our mission to remake the green bean … Continue reading

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Easy Mini-Turkey Pies with Sage Pie Crust from Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yesterday I roasted my famous mummy wrapped turkey, and it was every bit as good as I expected it to be. I made turkey stock and silky homemade gravy and was happy to have leftovers. One year I got really … Continue reading

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Chocolate Whiskey Pecan Tart or Steeplechase Pie

The Loveless Cafe calls it Steeplechase Pie, named after a three-mile race held in Nashville a week after the Kentucky Derby. They made the pie their own by adding chocolate to the pecans and I’m making it my own by  … Continue reading

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Video for My Perfect Pie Crust also known as Pate Brisee

Since writing this post, I’ve made a video, which will help you make that perfect pie crust. It’s no secret. I’ve made and published my pie crust many times here. I’ve made peach pie, blackberry pie crust cobbler, raspberry, pie, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart (No Egg Recipe)

I wouldn’t dare post a pumpkin pie recipe unless it had a twist and was worth knowing about. After all, the recipe on the can is quite good if you’re looking for regular pumpkin pie. This is not that recipe. … Continue reading

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Apple Dutch Baby, A Pennsylvania Dutch Pancake

Up until recently, I was unfamiliar with this type of pancake or breakfast. I  would eye it on other blogs, but not pay a lot of attention to it. It looked complicated and not something I had time for. How … Continue reading

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Apple & Grape Tart, for a Beautiful Holiday Pie Table

I made an apple and grape tart because our Five Star Foodie Challenge ingredient was apple this month. The thing, of course, not to do was to bake an apple pie, unless there could be a way to reinvent the … Continue reading

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Homemade Blueberry Pie Filling for Ice Cream, Cake, and Mini-Pies

Martha Stewart keeps pound cake in the freezer just in case company drops in, although I can’t imagine who would just drop in on Martha. However, the idea of a pound cake and some of this blueberry sauce/filling waiting in … Continue reading

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Blueberry Hand Pie with Spelt Pie Crust

We wait all year for this month of summer. Our blueberry season has started early. I drove an hour to pick strawberries, but I only had to drive  two minutes yesterday to pick these. We live next to a blueberry … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie

A friend of mine baked a pie for Easter, and texted me, “I made a pie and it didn’t turn out.” I was imaging all sorts of baking disasters, but what I didn’t realize is that she made a lemon … Continue reading

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Vanilla Buttermilk Pie with Pears and Backing Up Your Blog

Buttermilk pie is a brand new dessert for me. I had no idea that such a thing even existed, but the folks here in the South know how to use buttermilk. They fry chicken in it. They make pancakes and  … Continue reading

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Scarlett O’Hara Raspberry Pie

If Scarlett were to bake a pie, which would have been a cold day in Atlanta’s July, she would have made Raspberry Pie. It’s stands out from the crowd. It’s decadent, when pie is often seen as more common. It’s … Continue reading

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Butter Up Santa with Caramelized Butter Tarts

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, cookies were coming off  hot baking pans. Milk and cookies on plates to gain Santa’s favor, by treating his belly with sweet treats to savor. But this house surprised him … Continue reading

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Salty Chocolate Ganache Tart with Raspberries, Hazelnut Whipped Cream

I brought out the little black dress last Sunday night. And, it all started with a text I received  last Sunday around noon from a friend I hadn’t seen in about a year. SS: Are you around tonight. I want … Continue reading

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Hand Held Apple Pies, Laced with Raspberry Jam

This is inspirational baking.  Hand held apple pies, that are take alongs, so good, they will inspire sing alongs. There is a great myth amongst savory cooks that baking is not creative. I used to say this myself. “Baking is … Continue reading

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Autumn Apple Pie Baked in Cast Iron

The cool of Autumn in Nashville is just a tease.  During October and November we will alternate between  wearing shorts and flannel jammies many times. Last Monday, it was a shorts and  ice cream day. On  Tuesday, the temperature suddenly, … Continue reading

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Dried Pear Galette and A Word About Fear

Most people are terrified of public speaking. I remember my first year of college I was warned not to take Thaddeus Sampson for speech class. Of course, I did get him and because I liked his eloquence, his style and … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Cooking: Blackberry Pie Crust Cobbler Served with Sass and Sugar

 What does a family do when a country grandmother, known as meemaw is no longer up at the East Tennessee farm cooking legendary pies and desserts on her wood burning stove? You pine and whine and dream about fried pie, … Continue reading

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Blackberry Tart with Lime Basil

There a million ways to make a fruit tart and I hope to experiment with them all. This is not just any tasteless tart you can find at the grocery store. It’s full of surprises such as lime basil and … Continue reading

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Plum Tart and Closing Arguments

I might be a little early for plum tarts but I couldn’t resist. I have never had a plum tart and July 4th always means some sort of pie or tart. Side Bar Now, how honest can I be with … Continue reading

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Coconut Almond Tart

I am such a temptress. I plead with Mr. Spinach TIger not to eat sugar and to watch his weight. He is not a fat guy, but he has a goal to break a certain weight, and he’s even been … Continue reading

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Turkey Pie Reinvented

I really should have posted this last week. Your turkey is all gone by now. But, you know you’re going to do it all over again in a few weeks. So this is for then, with a few hints on … Continue reading

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French Raspberry Tart Recipe and What Makes a Tart Crust Different from a Pie Crust

My love of food keeps me humble. It seems that every week I learn something new that is typically taught the first week of culinary school.For example tart crust is different than pie crust. And, if you want me to … Continue reading

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Stars and Stripes Peach Pie

This is a Martha July 4th. I was standing in the grocery store line and I got swept by her magazine. One Look at her berry pies adorned in stars and stripes and the “decorator” in me was smitten. I … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Savory Leek and Carrot Tart and Will the Real Parmigiano-Regianno Please Stand Up?

Tortine alle Carote e Porri. One look at this beautiful savory tart of pureed carrot and sauteed leeks over pastry, and I was captivated by the magazine picture. For many months I thought my Cooking Italy group should be treated … Continue reading

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Chez Panisse Almond Tart Celebrates Spinach Tiger One Year Blogiversary

Happy Birthday/Anniversary Spinach Tiger. She is a year old, just a toddler, still finding her voice, and all the peripheral skills a food blogger requires (blogging technology, photography, social networking, etc.) that have nothing to do with food. It really … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Tegliate di Biete: Rainbow Chard Torte and Red to Remember Continues

Yesterday was quite an emotional day, as I watched food bloggers support World AIDS Day, by cooking for Red to Remember. There is still time to join in if you wish to and next Tuesday, I’ll post a round-up of … Continue reading

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Savory Pear, Fennel and Chicken Tarte Tatin

This is my entry Battle Fennel and the Royal Foodie Joust hosted by the Left-Over Queen. Inspired Taste won last month creating Guiness Burgers with Butternut Squash Fries making them eligible to pick the ingredients for this month. Delightfully, they … Continue reading

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Apple Galette Kissed By Rosemary

Call me old fashioned, but isn’t there something about apple pie that screams “here, I care about you or welcome to the neighborhood.” I often think that when a new neighbor moves in, it would be so wonderful if I … Continue reading

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Peach Clafoutis, a Different Kind of Peaches and Cream, and a Word about Natasha

I love to brag about other food bloggers. It’s hard to explain the absolute necessity of food bloggers to another food blogger. Shakespeare could write his plays completely stand alone. However, it’s impossible to put out 3-5 posts a week … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Macaroon Mini Tarts and a Little Bit of Sugar for Fellow Bloggers

These delicious chewy, cherry chocolate macaroons are you for you my readers, as Spinach TIger celebrates post 100. And, for my fellow bloggers, a little bit of sugar. Love and generosity of spirit go hand in hand with food. This … Continue reading

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Clafoutis aux Cerises – Classic Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafouti from Le Cordon Bleu at Home. It can’t get any more french than this. Okay, we know it’s french, but what IS clafouti? It’s not really a pancake. It’s not a pudding. It’s not a flan. But, it … Continue reading

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Naked Lemon Tart: Tuesdays with Dorie

What is a naked tart you ask? A naked tart is missing its tart shell, and in this case also missing an optional whipped cream topping. As created by Dorie Greenspan, this tart is supposed to have a tender almond … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream Tart: Tuesdays with Dorie

This tart reminded me of cookies and cream brought down from heaven. Or, an Oreo Cookie all grown up. It begins with a chocolate shortbread crust, which I was reluctant to make, fearing this would be just too much chocolate. … Continue reading

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Banana Cream Pie or Banana Cream Tart

It’s so much fun to make something for the first time. I warn you. This is not really a Spinach Tiger kind of pie. It’s very rich, and quite a splurge and much more a Retro Rose dessert. Retro Rose … Continue reading

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Beef and Bean Pie, in Honor of National Pi Day

Today is national PI day, not to be confused with national PIE day. But what the heck? So let’s talk math and update a 1950’s meat pie by adding a ton of nutritionally dense beans and using ultra grain flour. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Almond Oat Crust

I am forever searching for ways to serve an elegant dessert that is not too heavy, not too sugary, and does have healthful, sensible goodness. A tart shell made mostly with oats and nuts, and a strawberry rhubarb fruit filling … Continue reading

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