Category Archives: Pies & Tarts

Mini Turnovers - Easy pastries, using pie dough, your favourite jam, and chocolate chips. {vegan}

Mini Chocolate Berry Turnovers

I’m not a fan of halving pie crust recipes. I’ve found that, for me, the crusts never come out quite the same, and I have difficulty working with the reduced ingredients. For this reason, I always make the full recipe.
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Apple Crumb Pie with Pear & Raisins - Perfect for the holidays | vegan

Apple Crumble Pie with Pear and Raisins

“It’s apple pies that make the menfolks’ mouths water. Pies made from apples like these.”
~ the Queen in “Snow White”

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Vegan Butter Tart Bites - pastry shells with a sweet, buttery filling.

Vegan Butter Tart Bites

Canadians love their butter tarts, which is probably why they’re a Christmas staple here… I am aware, however, that outside of Canada, many people have never even heard of them! And that, my friends, is a sad thing. So in case you haven’t already met, let me introduce you to the butter tart.  Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Tart

Mint Chocolate Tart

I’m going to be honest, I’m a little nervous. After my two year hiatus, I’m having to refamiliarize myself with the WordPress program, my food photography skills are rusty, and just in general, I feel like a rookie… I wonder if this is how Guy Lafleur felt when he came out of retirement… But enough of my bellyaching, I want to show you my tart!

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Raspberry Tassies

Raspberry Tassies

I’ve attempted tassies only once before. They were amongst the goodies I baked for the first Christmas we were vegan. Everything (I’m sure) made Santa smile, except those tassies, which turned out to be disappointing, bland lumps. In retrospect, I was still a new vegan and, although I’d been a competent pre-vegan baker, the no butter/no eggs thing was proving to the a bigger (baking) challenged than I had anticipated. Perhaps if I had tried an other recipe, something less egg dependent, things would have turned out differently. As it happened, my failure left me very soured towards tassies.

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