Dessert

Italian Almond Tart
Dessert, Italian, Parve

Italian Almond Tart

My husband and I ate Italian Almond Tart for the first time in Rome years ago. We were utterly surprised when the waiters presented it with a small hammer. When we asked what we should do with the hammer, we were told to gently tap the tart to break it […]

Spiced Apple Pie
American, Dessert, Parve

Spiced Apple Pie

If you want to sell your apartment, this is the pie to have baking in the oven when the prospective buyers come in! It was also one of my Father’s favorites. He loved fruit and anything made with fruit. If he ordered rice pudding (another favorite), he would mix it […]

American, Dairy, Dessert

Seven Minute Frosting

This frosting turns any cake into a fluffy snowball! Most standard double boilers are not large enough to allow for the volume of frosting that fluffs up from this recipe. I create a makeshift double boiler by using a large soup pot filled with simmering water into which I place […]

Apple Crisp
American, Dessert, Parve

Apple Crisp

When in doubt about what to make for dessert, make a crisp! You can use any combination of fruit that you want and spice it as you wish. You can add flour to bind it or leave out the flour and have it juicier. Add oats or chopped nuts to […]

Sugar Crust
Dessert, French, Parve

Sugar Crust

I love this sugar dough (pâte sucrée) because it is so versatile and easy to use. You can roll it out quickly to make a pie crust or cookies. If you have a little more time, buy yourself a mini tart pan and use this dough to make tartlets and […]