Tarts & Pies

An all-butter pie crust laying in a pie pan with a rolling pin beside it.

All-Butter Pie Crust

Much as we love lard, we gotta say, this all-butter pie crust has a special place in our hearts. And on our thighs.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 8
A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

  • (10)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 34
Two homemade toaster tarts on a sheet of parchment drizzled with glaze.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Though we dearly loved Pop Tarts as kids, even then we thought the packaged pastries ought to be better. Flakier. Fruitier. Fresher. Just like these. And they’re quite simple to pull off.

  • (4)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22
A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

This rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet still loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests it’s just as impressive. Pretty easy math.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
A bluebarb pie with one slice missing and two forks resting beside the pie.

Bluebarb Pie

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 8
8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Love in pastry-encased incarnation. Simply envelope fruit filling in pie crust and fry until golden and crisp outside, bubbling and lovely inside. Deep-frying phobes, it’s easy as can be. Swear.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 8
A cooked raspberry crumble tart on a wooden surface with a few raspberries lying nearby.

Raspberry Crumble Tart

Warning: This tart is best when consumed within a few hours of emerging from the oven. We don’t see this as being a problem. We suspect you won’t either.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
A rhubarb brown sugar pie cut into 7 wedges with one slice missing.

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie

Dare we say this is better than your mom’s rhubarb pie? We dare. This lovely rendition flaunts a lovely custard filling with sweet-tart rhubarb atop an impossibly buttery and flaky crust.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 8
A batch of raspberry Linzer bars cut into nine squares, with one square missing and a knife in the background.

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—but none of the fuss—of the classic linzer tart.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Four Hoosier sugar cream pies, one dusted with confectioners' sugar on a sheet of parchment.

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn’t be easier—or more enticing.

  • (6)
  • 20 M
  • 5 H
  • 28