Tarts & Pies

Cheese danish braided and sprinkled with sugar, on a sheet of parchment paper.

Cheese Danish

A startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that is going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

A salted caramel tart on a white cake stand on a table

Salted Caramel Tart

A ridiculously creamy–and relatively simple–homemade caramel filling graces this properly flaky pastry. Salted butter–lots of it–lends this dessert just the right amount of indulgence.

A slice of sweet potato pie on a large metal plate with a napkin and a knife.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie from baker extraordinaire, Cheryl Day.

A slice of caramelized butternut squash pie with a dollop of whipped cream on a plate with a fork.

Caramelized Butternut Squash Pie

This un-pumpkin pumpkin pie is made with caramelized butternut squash, spices, and a splash of brandy. It’s subtly different from the classic yet still oh-so-perfect for Thanksgiving.

A chocolate pecan pie in a ceramic pie plate with one slice missing on a linen napkin.

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?

Pear cranberry crumbles in white ramekins with cinnamon sticks and pear stems sticking out, flanked by fresh pears.

Pear-Cranberry Crumble

Ripe pears and sweet-tart dried cranberries are the stars of this fruit crumble. The topping is an old-fashioned mix of oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter.

Caramelized honey pumpkin pie in slices on dessert plates, each garnished with dollops of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie

A Thanksgiving pie for those looking for something different from last year. Brown butter and caramelized honey give pumpkin pie a whole new twist.

All butter pie dough in 2 rounds, with a pie plate and dough in the background, as well as a rolling pin.

All-Butter Pie Dough

Knowing how to make a pie crust is definitely a skill that will make your life better. And one that’s all butter will make you a hero, whether you use a sweet or savory filing.

Banoffee pie in a metal pie plate with a quarter of the pie missing.

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee (banana+toffee!) pie is a British classic. And for good reason–it’s absolutely delicious. Sweet, smooth, and topped with peanut butter whipped cream.