Four mini apple tarts made from apple slices in puff pastry shells on a plate

Cheater’s Apple Tarts

You’re going to feel like a cheat when you serve these obscenely simple tarts to guests. Shhhh. Your secret’s safe with us.

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A pear and raspberry pandowdy in a green bowl with a pastry top, wooden spoon inside

Gingered Pear and Raspberry Pandowdy

A cousin to crumble and crisp and cobbler, a pandowdy is simply another spectacular fork-to-pie-hole delivery system for fruit, sugar, and spice buried beneath buttery biscuits.

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A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

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An unbaked lard and butter pie crust, with fork pricks all over on a wooden table.

Lard and Butter Pie Crust

Just for a day, put aside all thoughts of diets, waist sizes, and cholesterol and make a pie with this marvelous lard crust. You may never go back.

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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

We’re not going to do a song and dance to try to entice you to bake this cherry pie. We don’t need to. Just look at it. A stunner, right? And wait’ll you taste it. Here’s how to make it.

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Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

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A lemon meringue pie topped with clouds of toasted meringue

Lemon Meringue Pie

An almost-but-not-quite-classic rendition of lemon meringue pie that’s a lot less effort than you’d expect. And more payback than you can imagine in terms of its perfectly balanced sweetly tart lemon custard.

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A slice of brownie tar heel pie on a white plate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tar Heel Pie | Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich and gooey chocolate brownie pie is crazy easy to make—and just as easy to make disappear.

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  • 4 H
  • 2
A copper pot filled with beef pot pie with Guinness, topped with puff pastry on a towel on a cooking rack with a bottle behind it.

Beef Pot Pie with Guinness

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. It may even make us think corned beef on March 17th.

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  • 3 H
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