Pumpkin Quick Bread

T. Susan Chang explains how she came to create this quick, subtly sweet loaf from a gourd of fairy tale proportions.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 3

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart

Drunken pumpkin? Punken drumkin? Drumpin punkdrunk? This innocuous seeming slice boasts just a tad more, uh, character than your typical pumpkin pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8

Doughnut Pudding

When life hands you too many doughnuts—yes, it’s possible—make pudding. You heard us. Doughnut pudding.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts Recipe

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 9

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

These uncannily crisp, seemingly shortbreadish cookies from San Francisco’s Miette are–and we mean this–unlike any you’ve ever encountered.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 27

Buttermilk Sandwich Loaf

A fast-rising home-baked white sandwich loaf that tastes–dare we say it?–better than mom’s. Way better. And just wait ’til you toast it.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22

Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseed

Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. We’re particularly fond of this lovely zucchini delivery system.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

This purple-stained cake—er, what’s left of it—puts the ease back in pleasin’. Just old-fashioned goodness and the season’s most compelling fruits. Got milk?

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8

Pâte Sucrée

The name of this sweet and sturdy pie crust in French means “so much better than your silly American pastry dough.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Cherry Clafouti

A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
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