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Nut Tart Crust

No patience for pastry crust? Or perhaps you’re jus scared witless? Try this nutty little number that all but dispenses with kneading.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 23
Maple Pecan Pie

New York State Maple Pecan Pie

Distinct from other pecan pies in one notable way, this recipe draws on robust maple syrup to usurp cloying corn syrup. You’re welcome.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 3
Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecans. Chocolate. Bourbon. Dunno about you, but that’s sufficient to make us forget all about that other traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Pumpkin who?

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
The Back in the Day Cookbook

Shortcut Pie Crust

Perhaps the easiest pie crust ever. Actually, we take that back. Definitely the easiest peasiest pie crust ever. No kneading. No rolling out. Really.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 5
Caramel Pear Tarts

Caramel Pear Tarts

Nothing says sassy like swapping pears for apples in the classic French tarte tatin. What can we say? We like to live on the edge.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Pie in the Hand

I Blame Pie

As Beth Howard explains, grieving is a lot like making pie. Except there’s no real recipe. You just sorta make it up as you go.

Banana Cream Pie

Marie Howard’s Banana Cream Pie

Behold, the pie that prompted Beth M. Howard’s parents’ marriage proposal. One taste and we understood why. We think you will, too.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Warm Any Fruit Crumble

Warm Any Fruit Crumble

This simple crumble works its considerable magic on whatever fruit you fancy.

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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 19
stone-fruit-slump

Stone Fruit Slump

Equal parts bohemian and tradition, this stone fruit slump marries the best aspects of cobbler and cake to sweet, sweet effect.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11
Toaster Tarts Recipe

Toaster Tarts

Though we love Pop-Tarts dearly, even as kids we thought the packaged pastries ought to taste better. Fruiter. Flakier. Fresher. Like these.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 29
Blueberry Crumble Recipe

Blueberry Crumble

Not too sweet. Not too tart. Just right. That’s what we think of this obscenely simple crumble and its come-hither appeal.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 12
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