Pies & Tarts

Peach Bourbon Praline Crisp - Food Gypsy

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp

August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp combines ripe summer flavours in a harmony so out of this world it’s a ‘must try’ recipe.  The peach filling is clean and sweet with the subtle hints of bourbon and...

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Reese's Chocolate Pizza - Food Gypsy

Reese’s Chocolate Pizza

November 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

Have you tried the new Reese Spreads?  Oh My God, it’s my new addiction, chocolate and peanut butter – in a jar!  In honor of National Candy Day (no really, it’s a thing) we dug...

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit - Food Gypsy

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit

July 10, 2015 | 15 Comments

Weekend indulgence.  Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit, a flan-style brunch or late night snack that induces a carbohydrate coma and yet feels healthy because hey, there’s fruit. I’ve never understood the name Dutch Baby Pancake...

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Pie in a Jar, Three Ways - Food Gypsy

Pie in a Jar – Three Ways

January 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

Three simple ideas for individual pies, fresh from the freezer, anytime.  Perfect for a picnic or outdoor entertaining, Pie in a Jar is my favorite do-it-yourself idea for rustic weddings and outdoor parties.  Don’t stop...

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Almond Pear Tart - Food Gypsy

Pear Almond Tart with Whole Wheat Crumble Crust

December 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

A lovely Pear Almond Tart the wholesome twist of a whole wheat crumble crust, the finishing touch to our holiday feast.  Rich and mellow, it was an elegant end on a dark winter’s night.  Pure,...

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Mom's Boozy Butter Tarts - Food Gypsy

Mom’s Famous Butter Tarts

December 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Nothing says Christmas quite like a taste of home.  This year I finally weaseled Mom’s Famous Butter Tart Recipe out of her. “Well,” she says “the first thing you need is a good overproof rum.”...

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Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler - Food Gypsy

Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler

August 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

We only have three months of summer, and yet natures gives so generously in that short time.  As fruit ripens across the country, it’s time for a taste of summer, ripe and delicious, and oh...

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Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate - Food Gypsy

Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate

August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins...

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Reviewing the cookbook Grace's Sweet Life this week, we did a quick recipe test of Grace's Raspberry, Blueberry and Pistachio-Almond Crumble or as one might say in Italian: Crumble di Lamponi e Miritti con Pistachio...

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Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) - Food Gypsy

Tarte a l’Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie)

June 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

A light dessert, artfully finished, Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) is a French classic. Once you know the basic recipe you can substitute the apples for raspberries, cranberries, cherries or blueberries for an...

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Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is,...

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Rhubarb Ginger Crisp - Food Gypsy

Rhubarb Ginger Crisp

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A little twist on an old favorite, Rhubarb Ginger Crisp takes my Grandmother's recipe and adds a layer of Asian flavour; the tartness of rhubarb and the heat of ginger against a brown sugar...

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