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Fresh Tomato & Cheese Tart

Tweet This savory summertime tart is a terrific choice to utilize the season’s bounty of fresh flavorful tomatoes. The flaky buttery crust compliments the luscious ricotta and Parmesan cheese filling. A drizzle of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar is the delicious finishing touch. If you don’t have an aged balsamic in your pantry, you […]

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Cuccidati Crostata

Tweet Every year it seems our stash of Sicilian Christmas cookies are gone way too soon. So, this past Christmas, I saved some of the filling to make another small batch for Easter. Not feeling like baking, I came up with this crostata instead. It’s a perfect pairing with an afternoon coffee or for a […]

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Lemon Pistachio Crostata

Tweet Crostate is an Italian term for pies and tarts. They can be rustic (free-form), in recipes such as, crostata di pesca, blackberry balsamic crostata and caramelized onion and fig or they may require a pie or tart pan for dolce such as, crostata di ricotta (Easter pie) and bittersweet chocolate truffle tart. With an abundance of […]

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Pumpkin Tart with Biscotti Crust

Tweet This tart has all the flavors of your traditional holiday pumpkin pie but, with an Italian twist. Rather than making a pie with the typical pastry dough, I decided to make a crust of flavorful cookie crumbs, which is similar to a graham cracker crust. This recipe uses  pumpkin pecan biscotti, (minus the pecans) […]

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Raspberry Ricotta Tart

Tweet If you need another reason to make the fresh raspberry preserves, this is it. There are many times I need to come up with a last minute dish for guests and must forage through the pantry shelves and refrigerator for inspiration. With homemade preserves stashed in the freezer, ricotta and a pie crust, (homemade or […]

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Candied Sweet Potato Tart

Tweet The art of making desserts is a great source of pride for the Southern hostess. Armed with heirloom recipes and an intuitive sense that company may be dropping by, she always has something sweet to offer her guests. Baking and entertaining, a creative outlet for many ladies, translates into tender luscious layer cakes, tarts […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Tart

Tweet I have been making this tart since 1990 and it’s no coincidence that it is the same year Alice Medrich’s cookbook, Cocolat, came out. For those of you who don’t know Alice, during the 1970’s, she had a chocolate dessert shop of the same name (Cocolat) in Berkeley, California. The chocolate truffles alone, which […]

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