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Italian Almond Tart
Dessert, Italian, Parve

Italian Almond Tart

My husband and I ate an 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 […]

Spiced Apple Pie
American, Dessert, Parve

Spiced Apple Pie

If you want to sell your apartment, this Spiced Apple Pie is the one 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. There are tons of recipes for apple pies, […]

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 […]

Orange Crisps
American, Dessert, Parve

Orange Crisps

Orange Crisps are delicious light cookies that let you know when they are done by developing a toasty brown rim around the outside. You can turn them into lemon crisps by using lemon zest. Frost them with a confectioner’s sugar glaze if you want a sweeter cookie. Prep time: 20 […]

Applesauce
American, Dessert, Parve

Applesauce

I like to steam the apples for Applesauce in their skins so some of the red color from the skins comes off on to the apples. I may be nuts; but I also scrape the residual apple from the skin to add to the sauce. Lots of people purée the […]